Twenty Years Delivering Change
Scottish Free School Meals Campaign recognised in new book
To mark the Scottish Parliament’s 20th anniversary, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has published ‘Charities, Scotland & Holyrood: Twenty Years Delivering Change’. The limited-edition book highlights 20 voluntary sector campaigns which resulted in legislation designed for the benefit of people in Scotland.
OPFS is given recognition in two of the campaigns: as coordinator, with CPAG, of the Scottish Free School Meals Campaign which the Scottish Government responded to by introducing free school meals for all children in primary one to three in 2015; and contributing to a new social security system in Scotland which aims to have respect for and dignity of individuals at its heart, in particular that Scotland would provide community care and crisis grants rather than loans, which actually increases poverty.