The Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Delivery Plan notes that ‘If we do nothing, projections suggest that more than one in three children could be growing up in Scotland in poverty by 2030′. The reasons for these trends are complex and hard to change. They include the UK Government’s welfare reforms, changes to the world of work, patterns of global trade and growing inequalities between the richest and poorest in society and between the older and younger generations. Unless we take action, a third of our children will grow up poor and that crisis would damage our society and bring huge costs to our economy.
To combat this risk, the Scottish Government expects local authorities and health board partners to jointly produce an annual Local Child Povery Action Report highlighting current, and proposed, action to address child poverty. The first plans are due to be submitted in June 2018.
Glasgow is currently working on its plan, gathering information and evidence about the work that agencies are doing to alleviate child poverty. We are keen that the work of the third sector is recognised in the plan.
This briefing session will hear from Dr Rosie Ilett, the Glasgow Child Poverty Co-ordinator about the developing report and will be provide an opportunity for third sector organisations to input into the process. The event is free and open to all in the Everyone’s Children mailing list
Booking a place
To attend, you must register via Eventbrite. If you prefer to speak to someone to book a place, phone 0141 332 2444.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
YES. Please ensure that you bring your Eventbrite ticket with you to the event.
Are refreshments provided?
Free tea and coffee is provided at breaks and water dispensers are available.
Where can I park?
Pay and display parking bays are plentiful around the Albany. Note that parking is for a max of 3 hours and then you will need to move your car. As this can be disruptive during a full day course you may wish to consider using public transport instead.
The Albany is conveniently situated for St George’s Cross Subway station and Charing Cross railway station. There is metered on-street parking outside the building. See the GCVS website for transport details here.
Is the venue accessible?
The Albany is fully accessible with ramp access, lifts and accessible toilets on each floor.
What’s the refund policy?
You can get a full refund if you cancel the booking no less than seven days before the event.,Cancellations after that will be not be eligible for a refund. Partial refunds may be given at the discretion of GCVS.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
You can arrange for someone else to attend the event in your place.