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Tackling Child Poverty in Scotland – summer webinar series

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 27th July 2021

The Poverty Alliance webinars are designed to provoke discussion about the content of the next Child Poverty Delivery Plan (CPDP).

As part of Get Heard Scotland, the Poverty Alliance are organising a series of summer webinars aimed at raising awareness of key issues in relation to tackling child poverty in Scotland. These webinars are designed to provoke discussion about the content of the next Child Poverty Delivery Plan (CPDP), due to be published in 2022. The CPDP is the document that will set out the Scottish Government’s priorities for driving down child poverty up until 2026. This is an important opportunity to debate and discuss the issues, and to identify what you would prioritise for the next child poverty plan.

The webinars will bring together a range of speakers who will explore the context and background to tackling poverty in Scotland. The discussion and debates will be fed back to Scottish Government, as part of the overall Get Heard Scotland process of contributing to the next CPDP. Places are limited, with priority given to Poverty Alliance members.

Booking and details for each webinar can be found below:

Webinar 1: Taking a Strategic Approach to Tackling Child Poverty, 13 August, 10am-11am (this link will take you away from our website.)

Speakers: Morag Treanor (Professor of Child & Family Inequalities, Heriot-Watt University and Depute Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission), and Dr Peter Kenway (Director of the New Policy Institute)

Webinar 2: Hitting the Target: What can we do to reach the Scottish Child Poverty Targets?, 20th August, 10am-11.30am (this link will take you away from our website.)

Speakers: Emma Congreve (Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Fraser of Allander Institute), John Dickie (Director, CPAG Scotland), Rachel Statham (Senior Research Fellow, IPPR Scotland)

Webinar 3: Preventing Child Poverty: What more can be done in Scotland?, 27th August, 10am – 11.30am (this link will take you away from our website.)

Speakers: Satwat Rehman (Director, One Parent Families Scotland), Martin Dorchester ​(CEO, Includem), representative from Scottish Association of Social Workers (tbc)       

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