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Dundee City Council launches its four Cost of the School Day pledges

26 October 2018
In response to the findings of the Cost of the School Day Dundee report, we were delighted to work with Dundee City Council to launch four ambitious Cost of the School Day pledges at the new North East campus on Friday 26th October.

New national Cost of the School Day Toolkit launched today alongside The Cost of School film resource

04 September 2018
Today, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have jointly launched a suite of resources to raise awareness of school costs, prompt discussion and support action on child poverty in schools.

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.

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.

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.

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.

120,000 families to benefit from new £100 national minimum school clothing grant

30 May 2018
CPAG in Scotland is delighted to welcome the new £100 national minimum school clothing grant in Scotland following a longstanding campaign with One Parent Families Scotland, the Poverty Truth Commission and others for a minimum level of grant.