Early Warning System

The Early Warning System (EWS) was set up by CPAG in Scotland to collect and analyse case evidence about how welfare changes are affecting the wellbeing of children, their families and the communities and services that support them.

To date over 3,000 case studies have been gathered from frontline workers, including welfare rights advisors, housing officers and support workers.

In partnership with Dr. Morag Treanor of the University of Edinburgh, we have also been working with 12 low income families over two years to gain an in-depth understanding of how poverty and welfare changes are affecting child and family wellbeing.

The cases and research are enabling us to develop and share our knowledge on the impact of welfare reform and to identify how policies and services in Scotland can continue to contribute to delivery of better outcomes for children.

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Contact us

For information about the Early Warning System findings or contributing case studies, please contact:

Kirsty McKechnie, Welfare Rights Worker (Welfare Reform)
Tel: 0141 611 7091 or email: kmckechnie@cpagscotland.org.uk

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We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund Third Sector Early Intervention Fund, managed on behalf of the Scottish Government by Lloyds TSB.