Poverty and Inequality Commission advice on poverty in school holidays

Poverty and Inequality Commission advice on poverty in school holidays

The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published its advice today for the Scottish Government on addressing poverty during school holidays.

Recommendations

The Commission is making three primary recommendations to Scottish Government in relation to holiday provision.

  1. The Scottish Government should introduce an
    additional cash benefit during school holiday periods in recognition of
    the additional costs that families face.
  2. The Scottish Government, COSLA and local
    authorities should work together to take a strategic approach to
    developing and funding a coordinated package of school holiday
    support.
  3. Building from existing services, holiday club
    provision, with nutritious and culturally appropriate food as a core
    element, should be available for all children from low income families.

Read the full published document on the Poverty and Inequality Commission website

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