Commenting on a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation warning that nearly a quarter of a million children in Scotland are now living in poverty, Scottish Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Caron Lindsay said:
"The Scottish Government urgently need to tackle the growing poverty affecting children and young people. That means making sure emergency measures are in place to tackle those in crisis.
"For the long term however, what we need to see is a transformative investment in education and mental health, ensuring that everyone can achieve their true potential.
"Cruel and callous Tory welfare cuts have struck at the heart of thousands of families. Scottish Liberal Democrats demand better for everyone."