Angus joint child poverty local action plan

Strategic context

In Angus the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP) is the overarching strategy to influence and guide Community Planning partners towards the vision. The LOIP has 3 high level priorities – Reducing Child Poverty, Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing and Improving Accessibility and Connectivity.

The Tayside Children’s Services Plan is aimed at reducing inequalities and improving outcomes for all of Tayside’s children.





Fairer Scotland Duty which came into force in April 2018. This places a legal responsibility on public bodies to pay due regard to how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage when making strategic decisions. This duty is our opportunity to do things differently and puts tackling inequality genuinely at the heart of decision making. This is set out in the diagram below:-

Diagram explaining legal responsibility on particular public bodies in Scotland to actively consider (‘pay due regard’ to) how they can reduce inequalities of outcome caused by socioeconomic disadvantage, when making strategic decisions.

To ensure accountability of actions and delivery it has been agreed that the Child Poverty Local Action Plan will be progressed and monitored through the Angus Integrated Children’s Services Group. This group aims to co-ordinate and integrate actions across the Tay Collaborative area. As an interim process the Child Poverty working group will also remain for 6 months.