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8 in 10 families could be left struggling in some UK areas if tax credit axe goes ahead - Barnardo’s

06 Jul 2015

Barnardo's urges Government not to axe lifeline of tax credits

Families in Scotland could be left struggling if tax credit axe goes ahead, charity warns

06 Jul 2015

49.1% families in Scotland could be left struggling if plans to cut working tax credits* go ahead, Barnardo’s Scotland warns, as it launches a campaign calling on the UK Government to keep the ‘lifeline’ benefit.

Minister: ‘Cuts to support for working families would be devastating for vulnerable children in Scotland’

05 Jul 2015

A Scottish Government Minster has today backed a warning by leading Scottish children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland to halt proposed cuts by Westminster that will have devastating effect on children.

Response to HMIC's report on children and the police

02 Jul 2015

Barnardo's chief executive Javed Khan highlights importance of taking every child safeguarding case seriously.

Response to Government changing the poverty measure

01 Jul 2015

Today the Government has announced that child poverty will move away from income-based measures, and focus on the level of work and educational achievement in families. Barnardo's has expressed deep concern the change will mask the issue of families struggling financially in low wage jobs. Barnardo's Chief Executive Javed Khan comments:

Burgh Primary School hit quarter century of raising funds

01 Jul 2015

A primary school in Galashiels has been raising funds for children for over 25 years and this year was no exception.

Working together is the key to tackling disadvantage and inequality

01 Jul 2015

A new report from the National Third Sector GIRFEC project highlights the need for the third sector to be full partners in the delivery of children’s services.

Barnardo’s Scotland welcomes call by Alison McInnes MSP to raise the age of criminal responsibility

28 Jun 2015

Barnardo’s Scotland today welcomed the proposal by Alison McInnes MSP to raise the age of criminal responsibility from eight to 12, through an amendment to the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill.

Barnardo's Scotland fostering celebrates 15 years fostering in the north

26 Jun 2015

Come along to Barnardo's Scotland anniversary celebrations on Saturday, July 4 and you might find a new career

No progress on poverty - our response to the annual child poverty statistics

25 Jun 2015

Today’s Households Below Average Income (HBAI) figures find no change in the number of children living in relative poverty demonstrating that no progress is being made on tackling child poverty (1). Parliament is committed to eradicating child poverty by 2020 (2).

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