Ambitious Fairer Scotland action plan launched

The Scottish Government last month launched its Fairer Scotland Action Plan, to help tackle poverty, reduce inequality and ensure a more inclusive Scotland.

The plan includes 50 actions, build on five high-level ambitions, which will be the focus until 2030 and are:

A fairer Scotland for all
Ending child poverty
A strong start for all young people
Fairer working lives
A thriving third age

Some organisations have already made commitments to assist with actions in the plan, including Inclusion Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Young Scot and Youth Link.

Actions include promoting gender and race equality, fair and dignified social security, making Scotland a Good Food Nation and introducing a Child Poverty Bill.

Youth Link Scotland has pledged, among other things, to "work in partnership with Education Scotland, to provide training to the youth work sector on the use of the ‘Recognising and Realising Children’s Rights Toolkit’."

You can read the plan in full here

Much of the plan is based on the Shifting the Curve report published at the beginning of 2016, commissioned by the Scottish Government and written by Naomi Eisenstadt, independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality.