Local action to tackle child poverty in Scotland

Date: 8th February 2013
Category: Disability, Basic Health and Welfare

Save the Children Scotland has recently published a report, co-authored by Eurochild member John McKendrick, which reviews how child poverty is being tackled locally in Scotland, UK.

To accomplish the ambition of eradicating child poverty by 2020, as required by the Child Poverty Act 2010, the first national Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland requires action at the local level.

This report presents the findings from a survey of chief executives, council leaders and officers with an interest or responsibility for tackling poverty within Scottish local authorities.

It aims to document and analyse their thoughts on how child poverty is being tackled locally across Scotland. The report is published alongside Save the Children's manifesto for tackling child poverty in Scotland and local profiles of child poverty in Scotland.