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Children’s benefits


07 December 2021
At present, only some universal credit and child tax credit claimants are entitled to means-tested free school meals. Immediately extending entitlement to all families in receipt of these benefits would have many benefits for a relatively low cost.

Transforming social security: How do we provide secure futures for children and families?

03 December 2021
Our Secure Futures for Children and Families project asks the question: What does a social security system that provides a secure future for children and families look like? Through a programme of roundtable events with different audiences, four citizens’ juries, and a series of written contributions, we have explored this question in detail. This report brings together what we learned from these activities.

Get up to speed with the new CDP at our webinar on 1 Dec

23 November 2021
Already familiar with DLA? Learn how the new CDP benefit is different

Introduction of child disability payment

Child disability payment is replacing disability living allowance for children in Scotland

End Child Poverty Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy

18 November 2021
End Child Poverty members in Scotland have written to Kate Forbes MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy calling on her to the upcoming Scottish budget to make resources available so that the Scottish Child Payment can be doubled immediately.

Kinship carers and universal credit

Kinship care
This factsheet explains the universal credit rules for kinship carers.

Brighter futures: the future path of child poverty in Northern Ireland

11 November 2021
Without action, child poverty in Northern Ireland will rise over the next few years. A slow labour market recovery, a weakened social security system, and a growing income gap between families are contributing to a rising tide of child poverty. New analysis in this briefing paper shows that by 2024/25 child poverty is projected to rise to over 25 per cent. But the analysis also shows that this isn’t inevitable.

Parents claiming for young people in further education or training

October 2021
Factsheet explaining when a parent, or someone responsible for a child, can continue to claim benefit for a child aged 16 or over.