Fife Child Poverty Action Report June 2019

Around one in five children live in low income families in Fife and too many children are not ready to learn when they start school. Many people in Fife are unable to manage financially; more than a third of residents live in fuel poverty and around 24,000 residents are unsure about how they can pay for food.

Fife Council, NHS Fife and partners have developed the Fife Child Poverty Action Report to consider the delivery of existing child poverty measures and outline new actions that seek to create a step-change in efforts to tackle this persistent issue.

The report focuses on the three drivers of child poverty, as set out by the Scottish Government: income from employment, cost of living, and income from social security and benefits in kind.

Read the full report here.

NHS Fife Director of Public Health’s Annual Report 2017

In May 2016, Holyrood Magazine introduced an imaginary child, Kirsty, who was born in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.1 They planned to watch how government policy might impact on her life chances.  What if Kirsty were born in one of Fife’s more disadvantaged communities?  How might we be working to help her fulfill her potential?  The challenge is significant. Read More

The Provision and Impact of Alcohol in Fife

 

This report provides a great example of collaborative working in Fife with colleagues from NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership working together to provide an in-depth analysis of alcohol provision and alcohol related harm. Read More

Fife Findings: Child Poverty levels for Wards and Parliamentary Constituencies

The End Child Poverty coalition has just published a new interactive child poverty map covering Scotland and the rest of the UK, The local child poverty estimates are broken down by local authority, parliamentary constituency and ward.

The new figures reveal poverty affects children in every part of Scotland, with as many as 34% of children still living in poverty in Glasgow compared to 9% of children in Shetland. Read More