Every Child Every Chance

Under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017, there is a requirement for all local authorities and relevant Health Boards across Scotland to reduce child poverty. The Act sets out four national statutory income based targets to be achieved by 2030. The four targets are:-

• Less than 10% of children are in relative poverty
• Less than 5% of children are in absolute poverty
• Less than 5% of children are in combined low income and material deprivation
• Less than 5% of children are in persistent poverty.

The Act requires that each local authority and relative NHS Health Board prepare an annual Child Poverty Local Action Reports (LARs). The first report will cover the financial year 2018/19. These annual reports must set out the activity undertaken during the reporting period and those planned going forward to meet the 2030 targets.

Inverclyde Alliance Board approved the Year 4 Local Child Poverty Action Report on 20 June 2022. This report provides a strategic overview of the priorities, and actions that have been delivered to mitigate poverty in the area. The plan also includes the interventions services will take forward throughout 2022/25 to deliver improvements for children living in poverty in Inverclyde.

You can view the Inverclyde Local Child Poverty Action Report in the documents section on this page.