The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 places a duty on local authorities and regional health boards in Scotland to produce annual Local Child Poverty Action Reports (LCPARs) describing ongoing and planned action to tackle child poverty at local level. National guidance suggests that the LCPARs be developed collaboratively with local partners and that they bring about a ‘step change’ in action to tackle child poverty. The first round of Local Child Poverty Action Reports were published in June 2019 and are available below.
To support the development and implementation of these reports the Improvement Service hosts the National Coordinator for Local Child Poverty Action Reports. The Coordinator works with local authorities and health boards to support the development of LCPARs by acting as a child poverty champion, sharing and promoting good practice and working to ensure local reports are an effective lever for tackling child poverty in Scotland.
Resources and support available to those interested or involved in tacking child poverty locally include:
The Improvement Service is keen to support continued progress and development in relation to Local Child Poverty Action Reports. Please contact the National Coordinator if your area would benefits from:
For more information please contact:
National Co-ordinator – Local Child Poverty Action Reports
Telephone: 07799 860906
2019/20 Local Child Poverty Action Reports
Perth and Kinross
National Coordinator - Local Child Poverty Action Reports
Tel. 07799 860906