Severe child poverty in Scotland - Douglas Hamilton and Bob Holman
Save the Children's recent research estimates that 90,000 children in Scotland live in severe poverty. Douglas Hamilton, Head of Policy and Research, will provide an overview of Save the Children's recent work in this area focussing on the Poverty Premium and access to services. He will also draw attention to some of the policy and practice changes that Save the Children are calling for. Professor Bob Holman, anti-poverty campaigner and community worker, will respond to Douglas' paper focusing on the impact that inequality has on the lives of Scotland's children.
Douglas Hamilton, Head of Policy and Research, Scotland Programme. Douglas joined Save the Children in April 2005 and has led on the organisation's advocacy and research on child poverty. His previous experience includes policy and research roles with the Scottish Human Rights Centre, Children in Scotland, Barnardo's and COSLA. Douglas studied law as an undergraduate and completed an MSc in Social Research in 2004.
Bob Holman, formerly a Professor in Social Work at the University of Glasgow, is an anti-poverty campaigner and retired community worker.
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