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Policy and Campaigns in Scotland

Policy briefings

Early Warning System Latest Findings 4th-16th May

Latest issues include: seriously ill people not receiving additional amounts in their UC, accidental migration to UC, people being refused PIP assessments on request and lack of benefit entitlement in respect of 16 and 17 year olds.

Early Warning System Latest Findings 27th April - 1st May

Latest issues emerging from the Early Warning System include: claimants subject to the benefit cap not benefiting from the increase in UC, EU nationals with no entitlement to means-tested benefits; disabled people struggling to claim PIP or partake in assessments, and the impact of bereavement on social security entitlement

Early Warning System latest findings 20th-24th April

Latest findings emerging from the Early Warning System include: difficulty accessing PIP claim forms, people accruing rent arrears because they are unable to move and confusion about which benefit to claim

Consultation responses

Response to Scottish Government consultation on Housing to 2040

Our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Housing to 2040 highlights the role housing can play in tackling child poverty and the interaction between social security and people's ability to pay their housing costs.

Response to draft DACYP regulations

CPAG in Scotland's submission to the Scottish Commission on Social Security's consultation on draft regulation for Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (DACYP).

Response to Scottish Government consultation on out of school care

Our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on out of school care.

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 RIGHTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY

The Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) is a diverse coalition of organisations working across Scotland with expertise across a range of different aspects of the social security system.
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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.