Local Child Poverty Action Report
The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 (‘the Act’) introduced a new requirement for local authorities and Health Boards to jointly prepare a Local Child Poverty Action Report for each local authority area, as soon as practicable after the end of each reporting year. In East Ayrshire the plan has been developed across the wider Community Planning Partnership (CPP).
The Act sets out challenging national targets for reducing child poverty by 2030 and the purpose of the local child poverty action reports is two-fold:
- to describe the local activity taken forward in the previous reporting year with the purpose of contributing to the achievement of the identified child poverty reduction targets; and
- to set out the measures that partners intend to take in the year ahead, to contribute to meeting the targets set out within the Act.
The reports must therefore provide a strategic forward look, as well as an overview of progress to date, and requires to comply with the detailed guidance for the development of local child poverty action reports which was published by the Scottish Government in June 2018.
The 2018/19 East Ayrshire Child Poverty Action Report was approved by the Community Planning Partnership Board at its meeting on 26 September 2019 and is now available to view and download.