This project produces the Children's Handbook Scotland, which gives comprehensive guidance on benefits and tax credits issues where a child is living away from their parents. This might be if the child is at residential school, in residential care, being looked after by the local authority, or in foster care or kinship care. These situations throw up complex benefit and tax credit issues which this Handbook will help demystify.
The Handbook is fully referenced to legislation and caselaw and includes practical examples. It is aimed at advisers and frontline staff such as social workers.
The 2020/21 edition has been fully updated with the latest on kinship care orders and assistance, the best start grant, Scottish child payment and universal credit developments. It is available to order now.
View the online version of the Handbook