Publication: Briefing: Tackling child poverty

September 22, 2022 by Auditor General, Accounts Commission
Publication cover: Briefing: Tackling child poverty

Longer-term joint planning is needed to address child poverty in Scotland, which has increased since targets were set in 2017.

The Scottish Government's policies and spending remain more focused on helping children out of poverty rather than long-term measures to prevent it. Over a quarter of children in Scotland - 260,000 - were living in poverty before the Covid-19 pandemic. And the current cost-of-living crisis risks making the situation worse.

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