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Cost Of The School Day Conference

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Elgin High School

Edgar Road

Elgin

IV30 6UD

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This Fairer Moray Forum conference will be delivered in partnership with Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and The Poverty Alliance.

This conference is for anyone who wants to mitigate the effects of poverty on children and families with a particular focus on schools. It will support participants to:

  • Understand the current child poverty context: rates, causes and consequences in Moray and in Scotland.
  • Understand poverty stigma, its effects on children and families and ways in which it can be challenged.
  • Increase understanding of the impact of school costs on children and families and what can be done to reduce the cost of the school day.
  • Consider the issues they want to tackle in their own settings and plan actions to reduce the cost of the school day in Moray.

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  • What’s the bigger picture? Child poverty in Scotland and Moray, welfare reform and its impact on families.
  • Poverty stigma and its impact on children and families.
  • What does all this mean? Evidence from Cost of the School Day project.
  • The difference you can make – examples of good practice.

There will be two workshops during the day to enable participants to look at issues in the local setting, what needs to be prioritised, and to action plan.

Lyndsay Rose from MFR Cash for Kids will also give a short presentation on what support is available to schools and individuals.

This event is FREE, tea and coffee will be available but PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.

Funded by Grigor & Young LLP, EIS Moray, NHS Grampian, and Moray Foodbank.

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