Consultation response: the effectiveness of the Scottish Child Payment in reducing child poverty

A caring social security system that provides an adequate income is a vital lifeline that should be there for all of us when we need it.

In our response to a consultation by the Scottish Parliament Social Justice & Social Security Committee, we say that although the Scottish Child Payment has already had a demonstrably positive impact at individual household and family level, levels of child poverty at a national level remain unjustifiably high.

We believe that increasing the value of of the Payment is an immediate step that the Scottish Government can take to make progress on our legally-binding child poverty targets and ensure that every child and family in Scotland has the opportunity to live a decent, dignified life.

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Consultation Response - The Effectiveness of the Scottish Child Payment in Reducing Child Poverty


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