We want Scotland to be a place where people are healthier, happier and treated with respect, and where opportunities, wealth and power are spread more equally.

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Eradicating child poverty in Scotland is a national mission of this Government and a top priority across the whole of Government.  

We have set stretching statutory targets to be achieved by 2030, that will take a collective approach by the Scottish Government, councils, the third sector, businesses and communities across Scotland to ensure that there is no wrong door for parents and children to receive the support they need.   

Statistics and research

Further information about income and poverty is available from income and poverty statistics.

Bills and legislation

The Child Poverty Act (Scotland) Act 2017 set targets for the reduction of child poverty by 2030 and places duties on Scottish Ministers to prepare delivery plans regularly, and report annually on progress.


Telephone: 0300 244 4000 (for local rate throughout UK and for mobiles)

Scottish Government
Tackling Child Poverty and Social Justice Directorate
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

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