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Policy and Campaigns in Scotland

Briefings and consultation responses

Policy paper: Changes of circumstance and Disability Assistance

In response to Scottish Government's consultation on Disability Assistance, we've produced a briefing on changes of circumstance in the new system.

Policy paper: Regulations, caselaw and guidance for Disability Assistance

As part of CPAG’s response to the consultation on disability assistance CPAG in Scotland has produced a paper looking at how existing rights can be built into the Scottish system.

Students and universal credit

An analysis of the problems faced by students claiming universal credit.

Campaigns

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GIVE ME FIVE

Give Me Five is a coalition of faith groups, children’s charities, anti-poverty groups and trade union groups, supported by the Children and Young People’s Commissioner, campaigning since 2016 for a top up to child benefit of at least £5 per week.
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SCOTTISH CAMPAIGN ON WELFARE REFORM

CPAG in Scotland along with Poverty Alliance, One Parent Families Scotland and others coordinate the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR). SCoWR was set up in 2006 to highlight the concerns of this diverse coalition of organisations in Scotland to the UK government’s Welfare Reform proposals.
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END CHILD POVERTY IN SCOTLAND

CPAG in Scotland works with other Scottish members of the End Child Poverty campaign - a coalition of 150 organisations from civic society including children’s charities, child welfare organisations, social justice groups, faith groups, trade unions and others, united in our vision of a UK free of child poverty.
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Menu for Change

CPAG are one of four project partners for A Menu for Change in Scotland, a partnership project which aims to evolve the emergency response to food insecurity in Scotland away from a foodbank first to a cash and rights based response whilst helping to tackle the underlying drivers.
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Local child poverty action

The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 has initiated action across Scotland to reduce current child poverty targets in line with Ministerial effort. CPAG in Scotland is providing a wide range of support to local authorities, NHS Boards and others who are subject to a new Duty requiring them to make a step change in how they plan and deliver local and regional services and interventions.
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Cost of the School Day

School costs can put pressure on low-income families and put children at risk of missing out on opportunities and feeling different, excluded and unhappy. The Cost of the School Day involves children and young people, parents/carers and school staff in identifying financial barriers and in taking action to remove them.