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.
The Commission is making three primary recommendations to Scottish Government in relation to holiday provision.
- The Scottish Government should introduce an
additional cash benefit during school holiday periods in recognition of
the additional costs that families face.
- 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
- 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.