poverty

Briefing that is based on a report Child poverty outcome models: An international review commissioned by NCB Northern Ireland. It puts forward somekey components that should be included as part of the government's development of future plans for tackling child poverty, including:

Briefing that explores child poverty and its relationship to health and wellbeing. It aims to provide an overview of the following:

  • Why focus on children?
  • What is child poverty?
  • What are the levels of child poverty in Scotland? 
  • How does child poverty impact on health?
  • What impact does child poverty have on health?
  • What actions can be taken to protect children from the impact of poverty?

Rapid review that pulls together evidence from three very different countries on how each has conceptualised the problem of child poverty and how they have tried to prevent or reduce it. The various strategies used are in line with the particular countries’ overall social policy practice and view towards people living in poverty. The countries were selected based on their diversity to one another and the unique lessons each can bring to bear on NI. 

Report that presents the findings from a survey of senior figures (Chief Executives and Council Leaders) and Council officers with an interest and/or responsibility for tackling poverty within Scottish local authorities conducted one year after the introduction of the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.

It aims to document and analyse their thoughts – as key informants –on how child poverty is being tackled locally across Scotland.

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is the Scottish Government's official tool for identifying those places in Scotland suffering from deprivation. It incorporates several different aspects of deprivation, combining them into a single index. This is the report for 2012.

Audit that aims to assess how well public sector organisations are working together to tackle health inequalities. Given the scale and complexity of the problem, the detail the impact of wider policies such as education, employment and housing on reducing health inequalities, is not examined.

Report that examines issues around the nature and measurement of fuel poverty in Scotland. It draws on data from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) which has been the official source of descriptive statistics on fuel poverty since 1996, as well as information from the wider evidence base, including the John Hills Fuel Poverty Review 2011‐12 undertaken for England and Wales.

Report that examines the links between the distribution of skills and labour market and income inequalities between countries, and considers how these relationships are aff ected by policy, practice and other factors.

Paper that reviews evidence on the causes of poverty; considers the influence of family, employment, geography, education, addiction and debt; and evaluates the role of individual agency, institutional structures and culture.

Guide that looks at ways of supporting families away from the causes and consequences of disadvantage and poverty. It suggests how local authorities and their partners, including the voluntary and community sectors, can work together effectively to achieve better
outcomes for families. It should inform existing provision, new initiatives and commissioning strategies.