A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Poverty’s inquiry into poverty and stigma: call for written evidence

Year: 2022
Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Stigma
Author: Lizzie Thomson

Our response highlights the impact of poverty-related stigma on children, young people and families in need of care and protection. Poverty-related stigma causes shame, and can impact on the supports and services children and families access. By recognising the structural factors causing poverty, and services being poverty-aware, this stigma can be challenged and eradicated.