Tackling child poverty: second year progress report (2019-2020)

The second annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.


1 Priority family types include: Lone parent families, the large majority of which are headed by women; Families which include a disabled adult or child; Larger families; Minority ethnic families; Families with a child under one year old; Families where the mother is under 25 years of age.

2 Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's route map through and out of the crisis - Scottish Government, May 2020

3 The Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan outlined a focus on three drivers of child poverty reduction: increasing incomes from work and earnings; reducing household costs, and; maximising incomes from social security and benefits in kind.

4 Child poverty evaluation strategy - Scottish Government, Jun 2019

5 No One Left Behind: next steps for employability support - Scottish Government, Mar 2018

6 No One Left Behind: review of employability services – Scottish Government, Dec 2018

7 Unpublished results from telephone survey of 1007 FSS participants - May 2020

8 Fair Work Action Plan - Scottish Government, Feb 2019

9 A fairer Scotland for women: gender pay gap action plan - Scottish Government, Mar 2019

10 Public sector pay policy 2020-2021: equalities impact assessment – Scottish Government, Feb 2020

11 Letter to Directors of Education ELC LA leads - Scottish Government, Jul 2020

12 Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Delivery Progress Report – Dec 2019

13 Scottish study of early learning and childcare: phase 1 report - Scottish Government, Aug 2019

14 Out of school care in Scotland - draft framework: consultation - Scottish Government, Aug 2019

15 Ending homelessness action plan: annual report - Scottish Government, Jan 2020

16 Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019

17 Tackling problem debt advice: routemap – Scottish Government, Dec 2019

18 In England each medicine or appliance dispensed cost £9 in 2019-20, rising to £9.15 in 2020-21

19 Access to period products in your school, college or university Survey Results – Dec 2019

20 Cable.co.uk data, sampled December 2019 –cost of a fixed line broadband package in the UK.

21 Bridging the digital divide for care experienced young people in Scotland: If not now, when? - 2020

22 National Transport Strategy 2 Consultation report – Transport Scotland, Feb 2020

23 National Transport Strategy – Transport Scotland, Feb 2020

24 Income supplement: analysis of options - Scottish Government, Jun 2019

25 Scottish Child Payment: position paper - Scottish Government, Jun 2019

26 Scottish Child Payment: updated position paper - Scottish Government, Oct 2019

27 Scottish Child Payment: updated position paper - Scottish Government, Jan 2020

28 It is likely that figure may increase due to the impacts of coronavirus, an updated forecast from the Scottish Fiscal Commission is set to be published shortly

29 Job Grant: analysis of consultation responses – Scottish Government, July 2019

30 Job Grant consultation: response - Scottish Government, Dec 2019

31 Supporting disabled children, young people and their families: guidance – Scottish Government, Apr 2019

32 A fairer Scotland for all: race equality action plan 2017-2021 - Scottish Government, Dec 2017

33 A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: employment action plan – Scottish Government, Dec 2020

34 Race equality action plan: year two progress update – Scottish Government, Mar 2020

35 https://www.carereview.scot/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/The-Promise.pdf

36 https://childrensneighbourhoods.scot/resources/

37 A Culture Strategy for Scotland - Scottish Government, Feb 2020

38 Review of the Local Child Poverty Action Reports – Poverty and Inequality Commission, 2019

39 National partners include representatives of the Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland, COSLA, Child Poverty Action Group, the Poverty Alliance, SPIRU and the Improvement Service.

40 A Fairer Scotland? 2020

41 Our Lives Our Solutions: the annual report of the Get Heard Scotland Project 2019-20

42 https://povertyinequality.scot/about/who-we-are/

43 The persistent poverty measure is subject to revisions as the data get improved, and so trends need to be assessed considering a longer timeframe than for the other three child poverty measures.

44 Tackling child poverty delivery plan: forecasting child poverty in Scotland – Scottish Government, Mar 2018 - and Wrong direction - Can Scotland hit its child poverty targets? - Resolution Foundation, Mar 2019

45 https://www.gov.scot/news/update-on-devolved-benefits/

46 Responsibility for benefits: overview – Scottish Government, Feb 2017

47 https://economicactionplan.mygov.scot/fair-work/purpose/

48 Child poverty evaluation strategy - Scottish Government, Jun 2019

49 Every Child, Every Chance, p. 9 - Scottish Government, Mar 2018

50 Scottish Child Payment; Best Start Grant; minimum level of School Clothing Grant; 2018-19 public sector pay policy; Young Carers Grant; Carers Allowance Supplement; and additional payment for carers of more than one disabled child.

51 We do not have estimates of poverty levels among all of the priority groups for all four of the child poverty measures. This is because the number of families surveyed in some of the groups is too small to provide a robust estimate of the percentage who are in poverty in this group in the wider population.

52 Child poverty in minority ethnic families - Scottish Government, Jun 2019

53 Funding provided to local authorities

54 Includes funding from local government settlement for Transfer of Management of Development Funding (TMDF)

55 Includes the Empowering Communities Programme, Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, Business Improvement Districts, town centre regeneration and funding for Clyde Gateway.

56 £2 million of the Food Fund was specifically focused on supporting children during school holidays


Email: sjsu@gov.scot

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