Recent expansion of major social protection policies in Georgia has lifted households from poverty. Particularly, the universal old-age pension has significantly reduced the risk of poverty among pensioners. In contrast, a large proportion of children remain in poverty. Unlike the rest of population, the relative child poverty rate increased from 2011 to 2013. This paper was initially developed as working paper to guide how the Targeted Social Assistance programme could be redesigned in order reduce child poverty. Using the data from the biennial Welfare Monitoring Survey conducted in 2009, 2011 and 2013, the paper describes the poverty trends and presents policy options for the improved social protection system addressing the policy gap. It demonstrates that children will remain at a high risk of poverty unless a childsensitive measure is introduced. In order to reduce child poverty to the level seen among the rest of the population, the state must direct additional cash assistance to children.