End Child Poverty 2022 Scottish Council Elections Manifesto

Every child has a right to a decent standard of living that meets their physical and social needs and supports their development. We believe all children should be safe, warm, fed, and able to play and learn. Yet not all families have an adequate income to meet these needs. They are now acutely vulnerable to rising food and energy prices. Across Scotland one in four children are living in the grip of this poverty. Poverty is fundamentally about a lack of money. It excludes children from the everyday activities and opportunities that their better-off peers enjoy.

Aberlour Children’s Charity is a member of the End Child Poverty coalition. Read our 2022 Scottish Elections manifesto.