Warning over Universal Credit impact on children’s rights

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Bruce Adamson, has said that legal action is being considered against the Universal Credit rollout.

He highlighted that the changes could result in children going without basic rights, such as a warm home or meals.  If the roll-put further disadvantages children, a legal complaint will be considered.

The commissioner said he was engaging with ministers, from the both the UK and Scottish governments, about the impact the benefit changes were having on the human rights of children and young people.

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