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Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017

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(1)In this Act—

  • “2030 targets” has the meaning given by section 1(2),

  • “child” means—

    (a)

    a person under the age of 16, or

    (b)

    a person who is a qualifying young person for the purposes of Part 9 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992,

  • “interim targets” has the meaning given by section 2(2),

  • “parent” includes an individual with whom a child resides and who has care of the child,

  • “protected characteristics” means the characteristics listed in section 149(7) of the Equality Act 2010.

(2)In sections 9, 10 and 13, a reference to “child poverty targets”, in relation to a plan or a report, is a reference to—

(a)the interim targets and the 2030 targets, to the extent that the plan or report relates to a period ending on or before 31 March 2024,

(b)the 2030 targets, to the extent that the plan or report relates to a period beginning on or after 1 April 2024.

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