Launch of evidence review and opportunity to explore the evidence and issues surrounding actions to tackle child poverty locally in Scotland.
This event, organised by What Works Scotland and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, explored the evidence and issues surrounding actions to tackle child poverty locally in Scotland.
The event launched Tackling child poverty: Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty at the local level, an accessible, action-oriented evidence review produced by What Works Scotland’s Evidence Bank.
The event was an opportunity to:
- Hear findings and discuss the new evidence review from What Works Scotland: Tackling child poverty: Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty at the local level.
- Hear about how Community Planning Partnerships have, and plan, to use the findings of the review in their work on preventing and mitigating child poverty.
- Explore and discuss work across Scotland aimed at tackling child poverty.
- Explore how the evidence and action at the local level relates to your own setting, and the national perspective.
The event was attended by representatives from health and social care, local authorities, and the third sector; community planning partnerships; civil servants; and other stakeholders working in partnerships to deliver public services.
Read the report
The first presentation was from the author of the Tackling Child Poverty evidence review, Dr Morag Treanor, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Stirling, who talked us through the key themes in the report.
Following Morag Treanor’s presentation, we heard from representatives of two community planning partnerships (CPPs) who each talked about the work of their CPPs to tackle child poverty and how they have used the evidence review to inform and develop this.
- Valerie Stewart, Community Planning Co-ordinator at South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership. (presentation to follow shortly)
- George Howie, Principal Health Improvement Officer at Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
World Café session
Following the presentations, delegates took part in a World Café: a group interaction method focused on conversations that encourages collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and enabling opportunities for action in groups.
Table A: Child poverty, health and wellbeing eLearning module
Host and organisation – Kerry McKenzie, NHS Health Scotland.
Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing eLearning module presentation (PDF)
Table B: Give Me Five, the child benefit top-up campaign
Host and organisation – Jenny Duncan, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland
Copy of Give me five: Child benefit top-up campaign presentation (PDF)
Table C: Tackling Child Poverty in Glasgow: a multi-agency partnership giving single parents with lived experience a voice to influence services.
Host and organisation – Marion Davis, One Parent Families Scotland
Participatory Single Parent Proofing presentation (PDF)
Table D: Learning from the Healthier, Wealthier Children (HWC) project
Hosts and organisations – Jackie Erdman, Head of Equality and Human Rights, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, (NHS GGC) and Lynn Naven, Public Health Research Specialist, Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)
Learning from the Healthier, Wealthier Children journey presentation (PDF)
Table E: Bairns Come First – Looking at Child Maintenance in Fife.
Host and organisation – Fiona McHardy, The Poverty Alliance
Table F: Food, Families, Futures
Host and organisation: Elaine Kerridge, Children in Scotland
Preventing and mitigating child poverty world cafe session handout (PDF)
Table G: Improving health and wellbeing at Lawfield Primary School.
Host and organisation: Patricia Cochrane, Lawfield Primary School, Dalkeith, Midlothian.
Table H: Let us share with you how a holistic employability project can help reduce child poverty – Making it Work for Lone Parents (Fife)
Making it Work for Lone parents handout (PDF)
Host and organisation: Laura Millar & Audrey Cunningham, Gingerbread Fife and Citizens Advice Rights Fife
• Date: Thursday 31 August 2017
• Location: Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
— Paige Barclay (@PaigeHBarclay) September 20, 2017
Very informative event, time definitely well spent. Thanks 👍
— Lindsay Graham (@LindsayGrahamUK) September 20, 2017