Moray Council’s children and young people’s committee confirmed yesterday that further work will be carried out to tackle the cost of the school day.
North-east councillors have raised concerns over a new report which claims that nearly 20% of children in Banff and Buchan are living in poverty after housing costs.
More needs to be done to tackle child poverty councillors have claimed, after new figures showing the extent of the issue in south Aberdeenshire were published.
A conference was held yesterday to give officials the chance to come up with ideas to tackle child poverty in Moray.
Fears were raised last night that hundreds of north-east youngsters may be missing out on free school meals because of a language barrier.
SO now, the end is near, and 2018 faces its final curtain. Good riddance to bad rubbish as the saying goes.
Fresh fears have been raised over the welfare of children in Banff and Buchan after a “shocking” council study revealed that child poverty in the area is almost double the Aberdeenshire average.
Health chiefs want more input on planning decisions to help cut the number of takeaways, off-licences and tobacconists in deprived areas across the north-east.
The Scottish Government has launched an effort to tackle the "absolutely heartbreaking" scourge of child poverty in north and north-east Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon has launched a new bid to eradicate the "fundamental wrong" of child poverty.