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Four major British churches have criticised government proposals for a new way of measuring child poverty in the UK, which they say masks the problem.
During the past week, the views of Conservative MP Anna Soubry combined with the Tesco 'horseburgers' scandal to provide a cautionary tale about the food environment of Britain in 2013.
The chief executive of the Children's Society says that the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill will make life much harder for millions of people.
A new report published by the TUC says families with two children will be over £1,000 worse off by the end of 2015 due to the freezing and capping of child benefit.
Shocking statistics from the End Child Poverty campaign show that nearly 60 per cent of children living in poverty have at least one parent who works.
New evidence from the Institute for Fiscal Studies for the Family and Parenting Institute shows government policies and cuts hitting vulnerable families hard.
Today and tomorrow I am taking part in a consultation on the role civic groups and churches can play in combatting poverty, not least child poverty.
The continuing and historic struggle against child poverty in Scotland was highlighted in a feature as part of the STV Six O'Clock News on 13 September 2011 - connected with STV's high-profile appeal, which will fund related projects.
The Child Poverty Action Group have welcomed the news of a fall in child poverty - but warned that the government's policies are likely to push it back up again.
A senior Church of Scotland minister has questioned the seriousness of the coalition government over challenging child poverty.