Scottish Government has announced that it will focus on improving life chances for every child in Scotland by tackling the root causes of child poverty and inequality.
A new Child Poverty Bill will set out a fresh approach to addressing the key issues and provide a clear way forward in eradicating child poverty.
'...we must do all we can to tackle the inequality that still exists in 21st century Scotland.'
- First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
The Bill will take into account income-based child poverty targets and consider the incomes of poor families as a priority, a different approach from the main objectives of the Child Poverty Act 2010.
Re-appointed Independent Poverty Advisor, Naomi Eisenstadt commented 'We need to stop the cycle of poverty and prevent the next generation of young people being born into poverty.'