Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment for the Child Poverty Bill

Scottish Government, Scotland, 2017

The Bill seeks to:

  • Reinstate statutory income-based targets to reduce the number of children living in poverty
  • Place a duty on Scottish Ministers to develop Child Poverty Delivery Plans at regular intervals, and to report annually on their progress towards delivering those plans.
  • Place a duty on local authorities and health boards to report annually on action they are taking to reduce child poverty.