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
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.