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Best Start Foods Eligibility to Widen

Extra support for 30,000 families Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a

2,395 Angus Children Benefitting From Child Payment

Local Impact of ‘Game Changing’ Devolved Benefit New statistics have shown that approximately 2,395 children across Angus are benefitting from the Scottish Government’s Scottish Child Payment – which is set to double to £20 per child per week in April. The payment was introduced in

Vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds

Scotland accepts draft JCVI advice. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the Scottish Government has received JCVI advice recommending the universal vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds. – Graeme The Scottish Government has continued to follow the advice of JCVI throughout the pandemic and I

Scottish Child Payment Turns One

Eligible Parents Urged to Apply Eligible parents are being urged to apply for the Scottish Child Payment this week – the first anniversary of its roll out. The payment of £10 per week, unique to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to

Building a smarter Scotland: SNP’s record in education

Scotland has an education system to be proud of We’re determined to ensure that everyone gets the best start in life, proper support throughout their education, and that university is always based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. Here’s what we’ve already

200,000 Baby Boxes Delivered

Milestone for popular scheme. The number of Baby Boxes delivered to expectant parents has reached 200,000. The milestone came after independent evaluation showed overwhelming backing for the box and its contents. – Graeme The Baby Box is one of the SNP Government’s key policies which

Supporting Children in the Justice System

Improving Services for Victims and Witnesses. Transformational change is to be brought about in the way children are treated by the justice system. The Scottish Government will work to ensure that all eligible children who are victims or witnesses to abuse or violence will have

Free Bike Pilots Announced

First Six Pilot Projects Selected to Offer Free Bicycles for School Age Children. As part of a series of commitments delivered by the Scottish Government within its first 100 days, the new pilots will test their approaches across the next 12 months and will be

Devices for 700,000 Children

Tackling Digital Inequality. Work to provide every school pupil in Scotland with a laptop or tablet has started. Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has confirmed discussions with local government are underway to deliver the ambitious commitment, which will benefit 700,000 children. Graeme: The last 18 months