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Children's Handbook 2021/2022 out now

19 October 2021
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New report: access to universal credit for refugees and their families

18 October 2021
A new Early Warning System report has been published about difficulties experienced by refugees and their families claiming universal credit. It contains an overview of the issues and a number of recommendations for DWP policy and practice. 

Involving Children and Families: Pathways to Participation in Child Poverty Planning in Glasgow

13 October 2021
There is a recognised need for children, young people and families with experience of poverty to be active participants in planning to tackle the drivers of child poverty. Glasgow has a long history of involving children and families in planning, but meaningful participation requires thoughtful planning and adequate resource as well as a clear understanding of what helps families get involved and what might stand in their way.

Challenge Poverty Week guest blog: Reducing the Cost of the School Day with #YSAttain

06 October 2021
At the Cost of the School Day project we know that costs throughout the school day can pile pressure on families and affect young people’s participation, learning and wellbeing. This Challenge Poverty Week, we hear from our partners at Young Scot about how their #YSAttain project is helping young people take part and saving their families money.

The £20 cut - what now for families?

06 October 2021
The £20 cut to universal credit represents the biggest single cut to social security since World War II and is happening at the same time as food and heating costs are rising. This blog provides practical tips on how to support families struggling to stretch their shrinking budgets. You do not have to be a benefits expert to do this.

New report: After the universal credit cut - what now?

06 October 2021
In a short new report, 'After the universal credit cut – what now?', published as part of Challenge Poverty Week, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland says too many families don’t claim council tax reduction or other benefits that they have a right to, including additional support for disabilities or long term illness. With a £1040 a year cut to their universal credit now a harsh reality they say it is vital these families are supported to get the benefits they are still entitled to.

New report: After the universal credit cut - what now

06 October 2021
As part of Challenge Poverty Week we have published a short new report about the cut to universal credit in Scotland and a blog on how to support on how to support families affected by the cut.

Challenging poverty in kinship care

01 October 2021
In Challenge Poverty Week 2021, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland’s key message for kinship carers and those who support them is just how important good advice can be

Pre-order Children's Handbook Scotland 2021/2022

21 September 2021
A complete guide to the benefits and tax credits that apply when children are living away from their parents, including children in kinship or foster care, children looked after by the local authority, and children at residential school, in residential care or in hospital.