One in 10 children will face Christmas deprived of warmth or fresh food, a charity has warned.
Meeting Scotland’s child poverty targets could cost almost £1 billion a year – although a report has said that making more “modest” payments of just £10 a week could make a difference to struggling families.
Ministers must take urgent action to deal with the “staggering levels of child poverty” that parts of Scotland are facing, campaigners have demanded.
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.
TEACHERS are personally providing food and funding school uniforms for children living in poverty, research has revealed.
Legislation aimed at helping to eradicate child poverty in Scotland has been announced by Nicola Sturgeon.
A poor diet and poor living conditions in childhood may influence a person's risk of developing cancer, research suggests.