Children living away from their birth families
Work with kinship carers, foster carers or care experienced young people?
Provide support to families where a child is looked after by the local authority?
Need to know about the effect on family benefits if a child is in residential care or hospital?
CPAG in Scotland has a dedicated project offering support to anyone working with families and children in these circumstances. We run training courses, publish a specialist handbook and offer advice on the impact on social security benefits, tax credits and local authority support in Scotland.
Disabled Children and Families
Work with families affected by disabilities?
Support disabled children, disabled adults, their families and carers?
Deal with questions about income maximisation and benefit entitlement?
CPAG in Scotland’s Disabled children and families project supports all those who work with children, adults and families who are affected by disability. We run training courses, provide information and offer advice on the social security benefits and tax credits that can be claimed by disabled children, disabled adults, their families and carers.
Child disability payment (CDP) is a new Scottish benefit that helps meet the additional needs of disabled children. It will start being rolled out during 2021....
Children's handbook Scotland
The Children's Handbook Scotland is the comprehensive guide to benefits and tax credits where children are living away from their parents,...
If you are interested in this project and wish to be kept up-to-date with progress, please contact:
Alison Gillies (Children living away from their birth families)
Tel: 0141 548 1056
Moira Escreet (Disabled Children and Families Project)
This project is funded by the Scottish Government.