This module aims to raise your awareness of child poverty in Scotland and how poverty can impact on children and young people’s health and wellbeing. The module will look at causes of child poverty, how it is measured and you will spend time considering your role in tackling child poverty.

This course is available to start any time.

Cost
Free
Course type
eLearning
Time to complete
2.5 hours
Course category
Health behaviour change


Target audience: This module will provide learning support on child poverty for health visitors and midwives – through both undergraduate programmes in higher education institutions and continuing professional development in Scotland – and support them to consider their role in helping to assist children and their families who are living in poverty and affected by austerity.

In addition, this resource will be particularly relevant to individuals working across health, social care, education, the public sector and people who are in contact with children at work.

After completing the module you will be able to

  • describe what child poverty is and what causes it
  • outline how child poverty is defined and measured in Scotland
  • explain how poverty impacts children and young people’s health and wellbeing
  • reflect on your role in reducing the impact of child poverty.

You need to enrol on our e-Learning platform before you can start the course. Please register and login before you start.

If you are already enrolled on the e-Learning site and have logged in, you can start the course directly.