Connect Report: Parents' Voice Survey on Support for Families Facing Poverty and Free School Meals

4th June 2018

We ran a Parents’ Voice online survey on the levels of support available to families experiencing poverty and also to find out about parent and Parent Council understanding of the free school meals process.  

Our Report on the detailed responses that we received is available here.  

We hope that schools and Parent Councils will use this report to consider what more can be done in their local contexts to help families, 

We used the information gathered from the survey to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee on
- the impact of poverty on children's learning and attainment
- the support and strategies that are available to help families 
- how effective this support is.

You can read the transcript of the Committee session at which Connect's Eileen Prior gave evidence here