Members of the End Child Poverty Coalition who are based in Scotland meet separately to discuss Scotland-specific policy and legislation. Members of End Child Poverty in Scotland include the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, The Poverty Alliance, Barnardo’s Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland, Children1st, Save the Children and Children in Scotland. These discussions feed into the wider work of End Child Poverty.
A Child Poverty Bill for Scotland
End Child Poverty Coalition members in Scotland have written a joint response to the Scottish Government consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland.
In our response we support the call for a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland and the income-based statutory targets which are proposed in the consultation. The target date is proposed for 2030, which we believe is realistic. In addition to the 2030 targets we believe there is a need for the legislation to include interim targets to ensure the Scottish Government and other public bodies are on track towards achieving the 2030 target