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  • OPFS Glasgow providing extra support to parents of school-age children

    The OPFS Glasgow service has received funding to provide support to single parents who have a school-age child or a child who is starting school. The Financial Inclusion team can support parents in Glasgow to maximise their income and successfully …

  • OPFS responds to new Scottish Child Payment

    Following on from calls from OPFS and Scottish Society to speed up the introduction of a new income supplement to tackle child poverty the Scottish Government has today announced a new ‘Scottish Child Payment’. This will see eligible families receive …

  • Reducing Impact of School Holidays on Family Poverty and Food Insecurity

    In 2018 single parents and family groups in Cranhill Glasgow came together through a participatory budgeting project with the support of Scottish Government Community Choices funding. One Parent Families Scotland and the Cranhill Development Trust used a Participatory Budgeting approach …

  • Scottish Government Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan – OPFS Response

    The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act, which aims to reduce child poverty to less than 10% by 2030, says the Scottish Government must prepare a “delivery plan” which sets out the measures that aim to achieve the child poverty targets. Responding …

  • OPFS Briefing on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act

    OPFS warmly welcomes the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act. We are extremely pleased that the Act contains a duty to eradicate child poverty and that there are clear and identifiable targets about when and how this should be achieved. We particularly welcome the fact …

  • Briefing Note for MSPs – Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

    As a member of End Child Poverty (Scotland) OPFS warmly welcomes the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill. We are extremely pleased that the Bill contains a duty to eradicate child poverty and that there are clear and identifiable targets about when …

  • End Child Poverty Briefing for Stage 1 Debate: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

    This briefing is produced by members of End Child Poverty (ECP) in Scotland including the Child Poverty Action Group, The Poverty Alliance, Barnardo’s Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland, Children 1st and Children in Scotland. Key Points We fully support the …

  • Campaigners welcome increased scrutiny proposals to Strengthen Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

    End Child Poverty coalition members in Scotland have welcomed the publication of the Stage One report from the Social Security Committee on the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill which sets out clear markers for strengthening and improving the proposed …

  • Campaigners welcome Scottish Child Poverty Bill

    Members of the End Child Poverty (ECP) coalition in Scotland have welcomed the introduction of a new Bill aimed at eradicating the scandal of child poverty in Scotland. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, which will now be considered by MSPs, …

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