kinship 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.

  • Kinship care and benefits – the essentials


    factsheet

    This factsheet has been fully updated to reflect recent legal changes and includes information on the impact of universal credit on kinship carers.

  • Kinship care, looked-after children and the benefits system


    training course

    This course looks at benefit issues where there is social work involvement with a child and their family. It covers kinship care and children looked after by the local authority away from home or away from birth parents eg, in a residential unit or with foster carers.

    It provides an opportunity to consider the implications of recent changes in kinship care assistance and look at the new Scottish Government guidance, Support for Kinship Care. Participants will also have a chance to look at what universal credit means for kinship carers and for local authorities.

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  • Children's Handbook Scotland


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    Children's Handbook Scotland

    Price £18 (cover price) (Members and CAB Price £16.00) 
    c.178 pages  ISBN 978-1-906076-98-6

  • CPAG in Scotland 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. This project aims to increase awareness and raise expertise in advising these client groups on getting their full entitlement of benefits and tax credits. This is through producing the Children's Handbook Scotland, and providing training, factsheets, an e-bulletin and ongoing second-tier support to advisers via our advice line.

  • Policy report: Coping with complexity: financial support for kinship carers in Scotland

    13 August 2015
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    Read our new policy report which looks at financial support for kinship carers in Scotland here.

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