Campaigners welcome Scottish Child Poverty Bill
Members of the End Child Poverty (ECP) coalition in Scotland have welcomed the introduction of a new Bill aimed at eradicating the scandal of child poverty in Scotland.
The Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, which will now be considered by MSPs, establishes ambitious new targets for the reduction and eradication of child poverty and places a duty on the Scottish Government to produce and report on delivery plans highlighting how those targets will be met. For the first time local authorities and health boards will also have a legal duty to report on the action they are taking to reduce child poverty.
Coalition members includeOPFS, Barnardo’s Scotland, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, Children 1st, the Poverty Alliance and Children in Scotland.