Single parents with disabled children

Last updated: 20/05/2024

Read One Parent Families Scotland’s briefing covering issues, challenges & policy actions

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This briefing considers the main barriers affecting single parent families who have the additional challenge of bringing up a disabled child/child.

Research by Scottish Government shows that 40% of children in poverty in single parent families have a disabled adult or child in the household. This means that we have a statistical basis for regarding the inequalities faced by disabled people as a priority issue for One Parent Families Scotland.

Download Single parents with disabled children briefing