John Dickie | CPAG
Director of CPAG in Scotland


John Dickie is director of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland. He is responsible for promoting and influencing policies that will contribute to eradicating child poverty in Scotland and across the UK as well as overseeing the strategic development of second tier welfare rights support services that ensure frontline workers are able to support families to receive the tax credits and benefits that they are entitled to.

He was previously head of the youth unit at Scottish Council for Single Homeless. Before that he worked directly with young people experiencing homelessness, both as a volunteer and professional. He is a graduate from Aberdeen University in Sociology and Social Anthropology, and holds a postgraduate diploma in housing studies from Stirling University. He lives in Edinburgh and enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and walking among other things.

By John Dickie

Twenty years of CPAG in Scotland

09 October 2019
John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, reflects on 20 years of change, challenges and progress.

The independence referendum: what does it mean for child poverty?

15 September 2014
With just a few days to go before the Scottish independence referendum John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, highlights how CPAG has informed the terms of debate and argues that the challenge now for anti-poverty campaigners is to ensure that heightened public engagement and concern with child poverty in campaign debates is harnessed for real change, wherever powers end up lying after September 18th.