In recent research by Prof. Morag Treanor from The Herriot-Watt University, we were alerted that child poverty is on the rise. Before Covid-19 around 1 in 4 children in Scotland were living in poverty. As a result of the pandemic, many more families risk falling or being pushed deeper, into poverty. Increasing numbers of families across Scotland are struggling to make ends meet as child poverty rises.
At our annual panel event on 26 November, we’ve concluded that we need to take urgent action. That’s why we have prepared a manifesto with demands for all political parties which we will share before the upcoming Scottish Elections in May 2021.
Read the full manifesto below to find out more.