Supporting Young People
Nicola Sturgeon: “The last year has been incredibly tough for children and young people across Scotland, and by giving both votes to the SNP in this election, people will be electing an SNP Government more determined than ever to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up - and to put the tools for our recovery in Scotland’s hands.”
Elect an SNP government, with policies to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up:
A plan to renew every play park in Scotland, backed by a £60million fund, so that all children have access to a place to play in their own community
A free laptop or device for every pupil, together with a free internet connection Providing free school breakfasts and lunches, year-round, to every primary school pupil - as well as for children in state-funded special schools
Maintaining the provision of the Baby Box to all of Scotland’s new children, and exploring ways that it can be used to further promote women’s health and support parental mental health
Doubling the Scottish Child Payment and continuing the Best Start Grants - the Pregnancy and Baby Payment, the Early Learning Payment and the School Age Payment
Increasing the Best Start Food payment to £4.50 per week and increasing eligibility by around 50% to all in receipt of Universal Credit.