While, you will find the SNP and the Scottish Government explicitly accused of failure in addressing child poverty by Anas Sarwar and others, in BBC Scotland reporting, you won’t find either credited with any role in reports of success such as the above, even though it is clearly the result of an SNP policy, a Scottish Government Bill and its implementation by an SNP-led council.
The Scottish Government introduced the Child Poverty Act 2017 that lays out a statutory requirement on local authorities and health boards to report progress against a set of ambitious targets to reduce Child Poverty by 2030.
As part of the SNP-led council’s Financial Inclusion Strategy for 2020-2025 a Schools Financial Awareness Programme, led by a School Development Officer (SDO) was set up to:
Increase awareness and knowledge in young people of the various grants and
awards available to them
Support parents to maximise their income by raising awareness of
entitlements to welfare benefits, grants and awards.
The Financial Education Programme is an important component of the work within the city to meet its
responsibilities under the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Act.
Not only does BBC Scotland hide the fundamental role of the SNP/Scot Gov in this initiative, it tries to suggest that the crucial and unique in the UK, Scottish Child Payment, is the property of ‘all the major parties.‘
Bias by omission.