Some pupils “have not eaten for two days”, teachers report, as child poverty concerns continue to rise.
Making changes to Universal Credit – including scrapping the two-child limit – would remove more youngsters from poverty than increasing child benefit payments, new research has concluded.
Nicola Sturgeon has described a rise in child poverty as “deeply regrettable” as she defended her government’s record on the issue.
The number of children living in poverty has remained at over four million while household incomes “stagnated” last year, figures reveal.
Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to bring forward plans to tackle child poverty by Labour’s Richard Leonard.
Child poverty is increasing and will hit a 20-year high, pushing an extra 60,000 children into poverty, the Scottish Government has been warned.
Funding for projects aimed at tackling child poverty has been announced by the Scottish Government
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Michael Alexander chats to Dundee Bairns founder David Dorward about the growing need to feed hungry children in deprived parts of the city.
Children in Fife’s most deprived areas are suffering most from the impact of welfare reform, according to the most recent figures.
A new report has called for low-income Scottish families to be given more support outside term times and after school hours.