care leavers

  • Care leavers and the benefits system


    training course

    Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are excluded from income-related benefits. Instead the local authority is responsible for supporting them. This course looks at the special benefit rules for care leavers and the local authority’s responsibilities towards these young people. We will also be covering the new developments in relation to ‘continuing care’.

    This half-day course covers:

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  • Care leavers and benefits: giving good advice


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    Produced in conjunction with the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum, this factsheet explains the special benefit rules affecting some young care leavers and young people in 'continuing care'.

  • Children and families project


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    This project focuses on two main issues: disabled children and their families; and situations where a child is living away from her/his birth family.

    The project aims to increase awareness and raise expertise in advising these client groups on getting their full entitlement of benefits and tax credits.

  • Children in Need: local authority support for children and families


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    Price £50   488 pages   ISBN 978 1 903307 41 2