Children’s benefits

Financial help in the early years

July 2023
This factsheet outlines the financial help available from pregnancy to school age in Scotland.

Benefits for disabled children and their families - a checklist

November 2023
This factsheet covers the benefits that families with disabled children may be entitled to.

How to challenge a disability benefit or carer support payment decision

Challenging a child disability payment, adult disability payment or carer support payment decision by redetermination or appeal

Parents claiming for young people in further education or training

October 2023
Factsheet explaining when a parent, or someone responsible for a child, can continue to claim benefit for a child aged 16 or over.

Child winter heating payment

Child winter heating payment is an annual payment for children and young people who have a severe disability

Money well spent: Why we should recognise and reinvest in child benefit

23 October 2023
Amid constant changes to our social security system, child benefit is a simple, predictable way to support families with the cost of raising a child

CPAG's Autumn Statement Representation

13 October 2023
Our recommendations to the UK government in advance of the Autumn Statement.

'There is only so much we can do' - school staff in England

19 September 2023
People working in schools witness the impact of poverty on children and families on a daily basis, and the scale and severity of the problem mean schools are reeling up against it. To understand exactly how child poverty affects the whole school system in England, the Education Anti-Poverty Coalition, convened by Child Poverty Action Group, has conducted a first-of-its-kind survey of professionals working in every role in schools in England.

Child poverty pushing schools to the brink – staff forced off core roles to cope

19 September 2023
First-of-its kind-survey finds 79% of school staff in England say time must be diverted from allocated roles to combat child poverty.

Kinship carers and universal credit

September 2023
This factsheet explains the universal credit rules for kinship carers.