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PE01683: Support for families with multiple births


Petitioner: Jennifer Edmonstone


Closing Date for Online Petition: 01 March 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide better support for multiple birth families, including both financial and non-financial support.

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Do you agree with the proposal in the petition?

What are your thoughts on how child benefit is calculated in relation to multiple birth children?

Are there any particular aspects of support that you would like to see improved?

Free hours for multiples would help so much. No matter what your financial status, not just for low income families. As a working family we feel penalised for working and having to pay for expensive childcare.


9:45 on 17 Feb 2018

Both children require the same provisions as they are growing up. However by giving one less money than the other both are considered by this financial implication to be less important than one child. This causes financial and emotional complications for parents. Perhaps if multiples were given the same provisions the would be considered equal and welcomed into society.

Gioia Henderson

9:07 on 16 Feb 2018

I am a mum of twins on low income, why should my second twin get less money because he came out of me 7 minutes after his brother, it makes no sense!

Rebecca Taggart

7:22 on 16 Feb 2018

As mother to triplets I totally agree more financial support given its a real struggle.

Sandra logan

22:52 on 15 Feb 2018

I would like to see more help with childcare costs for nursery under 3 or free hours allocated earlier for those with twins. Even with childcare vouchers or taxfree childcare the phenomenal cost of having 2 children under 3 at nursery means it's not financially viable for most women to return to work.


22:41 on 15 Feb 2018

Go Jen

Paul Kesterton

21:50 on 15 Feb 2018

Having had premature twins the emotional impact is great and believe more support emotionally & financially cannot be underestimated

Tracy Burke

20:22 on 15 Feb 2018

When I go back to work the nursery fees for my twins mean that I would only have £20 of my monthly salary left.

Rosie Winch

19:42 on 15 Feb 2018

I have twins and I am more than aware of the financial difficulties that has to be addressed

Laura Sommerville

15:13 on 15 Feb 2018

Could not agree more with this petition. More support should be avalible both emotional and financial.

Lesley McAllister

18:21 on 09 Feb 2018

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