Challenge Poverty Week – PAS guest blog

Challenge Poverty Week – PAS guest blog

Parenting Across Scotland have published a series of guest blogs for #ChallengePovertyWeek. The latest one is from our Head of Policy & Strategy, Marion Davies.

Preview below:

The Scottish Government has set demanding targets for the reduction of child poverty in Scotland – that by 2030 less than 10% of children will live in relative poverty. This aspiration is one that will only be achieved if we recognise that the marginalisation of certain groups deepens hardship and reduces life chances, perpetuating a vicious cycle of economic and social exclusion. The risk of poverty for children is not shared equally. Children of single parents; BME children, the children of migrant parents, disabled children or those living in a home with a disabled adult have an increased risk of living in financial hardship and that simply isn’t right. This can no longer be ignored, there is a need for greater recognition of the structural sources of poverty and policies need to address these. The participation of single parents and others with lived experience is crucial to give policy makers a deep understanding of the real issues and solutions.

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