Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing eLearning Module

Author: NHS Health Scotland
Category: Child poverty

1st November 2016

This learning resource aims to raise awareness of the plight of young peoples' poverty issues in Scotland, and the impact poverty has on their health and wellbeing. It reflects key messages on health inequalities, making it a relevant topic.

Initially developed for health visitors and midwives, the new module is relevant for all workers across health, social care, education and the public sector who are in contact with families with children at work.

Overall, the module has been designed to cover the following key learning outcomes:

  • Describe what child poverty is and what causes it.
  • Outline how child poverty is defined and measured in Scotland.
  • Explain how poverty impacts children and young people's health & wellbeing.
  • Promote individuals' reflection of their roles in reducing the impact of child poverty on health and wellbeing.
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