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The Poverty Alliance - Preventing Child Poverty: What more can be done in Scotland?
When: 10:00, Friday 27 August 2021 Where: Zoom call, online This event is being organised by The Poverty Alliance This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.
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As part of the Poverty Alliance's Get Heard Scotland programme, the organisation is organising a series of summer seminars that will discuss key issues in relation to addressing child poverty in Scotland. These webinars are designed to stimulate discussion and ideas that will be fed into the development of the next Child Poverty Delivery Plan (CPDP), due to be published in 2022, and covering the period up to 2026.
The webinars will bring together a range of speakers who will explore the context and background of addressing child poverty in Scotland. The webinars are free and open to everyone who has an interest in finding effective solutions to child poverty.
The Povery Alliance's third webinar in this short series will look at the vital role of services in reducing and preventing child poverty. The current CPDP rightly on the drivers of poverty: employment, social security and household costs. But it also emphasised the role of services that prevent and reduce child poverty. This webinar will look at the role of services, from from childcare and employability to social work and youth services in preventing child poverty, in preventing poverty. We will also consider the priorities for action that should be contained in the next CPDP. This event will take place at 10:00 on 27 August 2021.
The speakers are:
• Satwat Rehman, Director of One Parent Families Scotland. OPFS have more than 70 years of experience in supporting single parents. Satwat will look at the role of key services such as childcare.
• Martin Dorchester, CEO of Includem. Martin will reflect on Includem's extensive programme of work with young people across Scotland, and what can be learned from it when addressing child poverty.
• Scottish Association of Social Workers. A representative from SASW will look at the vital role of social work in addressing child poverty and how this role can be enhanced in the next CPDP.
Following the contributions there will be time for questions, debate and discussion.