Around one in four children in Scotland are living in poverty. Scotland’s worst affected communities have been faced with the impact of UK-wide austerity and cuts, the global COVID-19 pandemic and, more recently, the cost of living crisis.
Despite these ongoing challenges, the community-based youth work sector fosters resilience and focuses on recovery. Youth groups continue to build strong relationships with local communities, pairing tried and tested methods of supporting children and young people with innovative new interventions.
Youth Scotland has now released a report, Acting on Poverty: how Youth Scotland’s vital work supports the most affected communities, which explores the impact and views from those most affected.