Ministers must take urgent action to deal with the “staggering levels of child poverty” that parts of Scotland are facing, campaigners have demanded.
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
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.