Children in Scotland
John Dickie & Peter Kelly: Why the £5 child benefit top-up is the right policy at the right time
John Dickie, from the Child Poverty Action Group Scotland, and Peter Kelly, from the Poverty Alliance, explain why the child benefit top up can help tackle child poverty, and why it is advisable over means-tested approaches
BETWEEN now and 2022, Scotland will introduce a new income supplement for low income families; a welcome step that recognises the need to use the new social security powers that Scotland has to reduce poverty.
‘Change the language of poverty’: Children’s sector calls for 25 changes to improve lives of young Scots
Policy proposals and demands for cultural change chosen by Scottish young people have been published to mark the 25th anniversary of Children in Scotland
SCOTLAND’S YOUNG PEOPLE have demanded a lower voting age, better mental health care, an expansion of the rights of trans youth and a society-wide change in the way child poverty is talked about, via a new Scotland-wide campaign.
1 in 10 children could lose family law protections after Brexit
Research by Scottish children’s charity finds that EU Withdrawal Bill risks children’s rights
A REPORT published by Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) has found that over 10 per cent of children born in Scotland in 2016 risk losing legal protections linked to cross-border family law.