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As part of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017, the Scottish Government must publish child poverty delivery plans in 2018, 2022, and 2026. They must also report on these plans annually. 

The first plan was published in March 2018 and called 'Every child, every chance - The Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22'. It sets out new policies and proposals to help reach the 2030 child poverty targets. 

Actions included are to

  • make progress on the three main drivers of child poverty - income from work and earnings, costs of living, and income from social security

  • help children and young people in poverty avoid bringing up their own children in poverty - including a focus on quality of life and partnership working.

You can read the full plan on the Scottish Government site.

You can find out more about the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 and the targets it sets for 2030 on our reducing child poverty page.