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Children and families

Children's Handbook Scotland

09 December 2020
Print and free online publication on how benefits are affected if a child is living away from their parents in Scotland.

Child disability payment (Scotland) 14 September 2021 ONLINE

14th September 2021
Online Scotland
Child disability payment (CDP) is a new Scottish benefit that helps meet the additional needs of disabled children. It will start being rolled out during 2021. This course gives you...

Child disability payment (Scotland) 25 November 2021 ONLINE

25th November 2021
Online Scotland
Child disability payment (CDP) is a new Scottish benefit that helps meet the additional needs of disabled children. It will start being rolled out during 2021. This course gives you...

Scottish child payment and kinship carers

This factsheet explains which kinship carers are entitled to Scottish child payment.

Kinship carers and the benefits system (Scotland) 11 November 2021 ONLINE

11th November 2021
Online Scotland
‘Kinship care’ is the situation in which a child goes to live with a member of their extended family or with a family friend. This course looks at benefit issues...

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system (Scotland) 29 October 2021 ONLINE

29th October 2021
Online Scotland
Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are subject to special social security rules. Some are excluded from income-related benefits and instead the local authority...

Payments for children in Scotland (Scotland) 13 January 2022 ONLINE

13th January 2022
Online Scotland
A range of new support has been introduced for children in Scotland alongside the UK system in recent years. The new Scottish child payment is available to an estimated 194,000...

Payments for children in Scotland (Scotland) 22 June 2021 ONLINE

22nd June 2021
Online Scotland
A range of new support has been introduced for children in Scotland alongside the UK system in recent years. The new Scottish child payment is available to an estimated 194,000...

Children looked after by the local authority - impact on family benefits

This factsheet explains what happens to family benefits if a child becomes looked after and accommodated by the local authority (sometimes called 'looked after away from home')