Annual Report for the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland 2013

Date: 6th September 2013
Category: Disability, Basic Health and Welfare

The second annual report on the progress of the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland has been published.

The Child Poverty Act (2010) requires Scottish Ministers to publish a child poverty strategy and to lay an annual report in the Scottish Parliament on measures it has taken to progress the strategy.

This is the second annual report on the strategy and this year it will reflect not only what the Scottish Government is doing to tackle child poverty but also highlight the excellent work that is being undertaken by local government, the third sector and business.

  • Download the annual report here.

Together's 2011 and 2012 State of Children's Rights reports recommended that the Scottish Government produce an implementation plan for the Child Poverty Strategy that includes actions, targets, timescales, and robust monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes to assess the extent of success in improving standard of living for children in poverty.

  • Download Together's State of Children's Rights Report (2012) here.

To accomplish the ambition of eradicating child poverty by 2020, as required by the Child Poverty Act (2010), the national Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland requires action at the local level. In February 2013, Save the Children Scotland published a report reviewing how child poverty is being tackled locally in Scotland.

  • Find out more here.