Reacting to the Scottish Government’s annual tackling child poverty progress report, Ruth Boyle, Campaigns & Policy Manager at the Poverty Alliance, said: “Far too many of Scotland’s children have their life chances restricted and restrained because of unjust poverty. That’s an injustice that we can put right.
“The Scottish Government has set ambitious targets to end child poverty, but targets need to be accompanied by robust action and adequate funding. The Scottish Government’s progress report on the Child Poverty Delivery plan shows that we need to do much more if our targets are to be met.
“But we can do it. We can raise the Scottish Child Payment to £40 a week, and take further action to turn compassion into urgent action on housing, social security, childcare, and equal access to employment.”