Commenting on the today’s ruling from the UK Supreme Court, Meg Thomas, Head of Research, Policy & Participation said:
“When the UNCRC Scotland Bill was passed earlier this year, the Scottish Government made a bold statement to protect, respect and to fulfil the rights of Scottish Children.
“We know from the families that includem supports across the country that the biggest barrier to their human rights is poverty. The recent increase in the cost-of-living will only exacerbate this situation.
“This week, as we come together to Challenge Poverty, includem have launched our own special report- Living in Poverty: A Form of Permanent Lockdown – a peer research led project that we hope starts an honest conversation about destitution and what we can all do to end it.
“We strongly urge the Scottish Government to do what is necessary to allow MSPs to reconsider the UNCRC Scotland Bill, to keep their commitments they have made and to work with us to tackle breaches of human rights.”