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New poverty related Attainment Challenge Partnership project launched by Young Scot

30 August 2018
A new Attainment Challenge Partnership has been launched by Young Scot. Working with six local authorities, Transport Scotland and Improvement Services the partnership will utilise the smart-enabled Young Scot National Entitlement Card to deliver new targeted and bespoke local smart-entitlements and opportunities, focussed on travel, health and wellbeing, to tackle inequalities, improve attainment in education and challenge rural poverty.

Cost of a Child in 2018 released

20 August 2018
CPAG's latest Cost of a Child report shows what it costs to raise a child to age 18, based on what the public thinks is a minimum standard of living. The overall cost of a child (including rent and childcare) is £150,753 for a couple and £183,335 for a lone parent.

Sea Gals - youngest team to swim channel - raise £5000

26 July 2018
Six girls from East London - Amelie Noor, Eve Napier, Grace Radford, Lucy Sims, Ruby Greer and Sasha Vinnicombe - successfully swam the English Channel from Dover to Cap Gris-Nez near Calais on 19 July.

Report of the Education and Skills Committee inquiry into poverty and attainment published

12 July 2018
The Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee has made a number of recommendations relevant to Cost of the School Day following its inquiry into the impact of poverty on attainment and achievement of school-aged children and young people.

Top universal credit issues revealed

10 July 2018
The most common universal credit problems we're seeing include administrative errors, problems with housing costs and difficulties making a claim.

Are you ready for Universal Credit?

02 July 2018
To help you get to grips with universal credit we are running courses on the new benefit, and have a range of resources.

Still time to book...

19 June 2018
It's now just three days until our annual welfare rights conference commences at Strathclyde University's Technology and Innovation Centre; there are a few delegate places left and just enough time still to book here.

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes universal credit changes

07 June 2018
The DWP announced important new protections for some universal credit claimants.

Nora Uhrig of Equality and Human Rights Commission joins our panel at conference

06 June 2018
Nora Uhrig, Senior Associate - Scotland Programmes at the Equality and Human Rights Commission will join the panel at our conference in just a few weeks time. This afternoon plenary session; 'Social security: a human right being realised or under threat' will be chaired by BBC Scotland Special Correspondent Ken MacDonald.