Tackling Child Poverty: Actions to Prevent and Mitigate Child Poverty at the Local Level

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication
2017
Author
Dr Morag Treanor (lead researcher and author) Alexandra Macht (research assistant) Sarah Morton (What Works Scotland co-director) Karen Seditas (Evidence Bank lead, review co-ordinator)
Abstract

This evidence review and briefing offers practicable steps to support local authorities and community planning partnerships to mitigate and prevent child poverty and identify early trigger signs that may suggest an increased risk of poverty.

This review presents evidence to support local authorities and community planning partnerships (CPP) to:

  1. identify factors that may mitigate the effects of child poverty
  2. make suggestions on how the local authority can act to prevent child poverty occurring
  3. identify early trigger signs that may suggest an increased risk of poverty

These three issues are explored for families through pregnancy, in the child’s early years and in the primary school years, under the themes: income maximisation, education and childcare. A fourth theme, lone parenthood, will be explored as a stand-alone cross-cutting theme.

 
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