“Growing up in poverty can have a huge impact on a child’s future. Addressing the attainment gap in schools is critical to making sure children from low income families are able to achieve their potential.”
“It’s also clear the costs of the school day are rising: uniforms, classroom equipment, school trips and charity events are all putting increasing pressure on household budgets. This creates stigma and anxiety for parents and children and puts up more barriers to attainment!”
Tackling Poverty in Renfrewshire
It’s predicted child poverty will rise over the course of the next few years. Council priorities to increase opportunity in employment and education, support the most vulnerable members of our community and deliver positive change for Renfrewshire.
In Renfrewshire more than 1 in 5 of our children is growing up in poverty. 7000 children in Renfrewshire.
We want a Renfrewshire where no child lives in poverty. All children should be able to achieve their potential and feel healthy, happy and valued, no matter how much money their parents or carers have.
We want a Renfrewshire where everyone understands that tackling poverty is everyone’s responsibility. We believe that if we act locally and in partnership we can make a real difference!