Consultation on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland
Last updated: 04/10/2016
The consultation on the Scottish Government’s proposals for a Child Poverty Bill includes:
- Enshrining in legislation our ambition to eradicate child poverty
- Reinstating statutory income-based targets to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- Placing a duty on Scottish Ministers to develop a Child Poverty Delivery Plan, and to report on annually on their progress towards delivering that plan.
OPFS submission says that ending child poverty and socio-economic disadvantage should be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s programme for government for 2017.Download OPFS submission