Tackling Child Poverty Programme Board


Tackling poverty, in particular child poverty, and protecting people from harm is one of three critical and interdependent missions for the government over the lifetime of the Parliament.

We created the Tackling Child Poverty Programme Board after publishing our second tackling child poverty delivery plan, Best Start, Bright Futures in March 2022. This plan shows how we are performing in relation to the delivery and implementation of the plan.


The board’s membership takes a  partnership approach to tackling child poverty. Members come from across the Scottish Government, as well as leaders, delivery partners and champions of change across Scotland. 

Represented organisations include:

  • Scottish Government
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Child Poverty Action Group
  • Public Health Scotland
  • Poverty Alliance
  • Aberlour
  • One Parent Families Scotland
  • Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit
  • Inspiring Scotland
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