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New national Cost of the School Day Parent Council Resource

19 November 2017
Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG) and National Parent Forum for Scotland (NPFS) are delighted to launch a national Cost of the School Day resource for Parent Councils across Scotland.

Join NHS Health Scotland’s Facing Up to Child Poverty in Schools Practice Network

19 October 2017
Are you working to address the cost barriers of school for children and their families in your local authority area? NHS Health Scotland's Practice Network provides opportunities for peer support, the exchange of good practice and national support around these issues.

'Dundee council sets up project to tackle hidden costs of going to school'

30 September 2017
Dundee Evening Telegraph report on Cost of the School Day Dundee from 30 September, 2017

Reports and articles update

13 June 2017
A selection of interesting Cost of the School Day related reports and articles.

Updated student and benefits factsheets

20 December 2016
We have updated the following factsheets on students and benefits: • Benefits for disabled students• Benefits for young people in further education or training • Parents claiming for young people in further education or training • Benefits and tax credits for students • Employment and support allowance and studying

What is welfare reform and how is it affecting families?

20 June 2016
Download our new resource for people who work with low-income families. To help you think about how changes to the benefit system affect the families that you work with and what you can do to help. The information in this booklet is based on findings from CPAG in Scotland’s Early Warning System.

Programme for Scottish Government 2016-2021

08 April 2016
The next Scottish Government will be confronted with an imminent rise in child poverty, with a projected 50% increase by 2020 largely driven by UK tax and benefit policies. With this in mind our programme for government sets out a range of measures aimed at prioritising the eradication of child poverty in Scotland and minimising its damaging effects on children, families, services and the country’s economy. Read CPAG in Scotland's Programme for Scottish Government 2016 - 2021 here.