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Looked after children

Children's Handbook Scotland

02 September 2019
Print and free online publication on how benefits are affected if a child is living away from their parents in Scotland.

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system (Scotland) 29 October 2020 ONLINE

29th October 2020
Online Scotland
Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are subject to special social security rules. Some are excluded from income-related benefits and instead the local authority...

Kinship carers and the benefits system (Scotland) 26 November 2020 ONLINE

26th November 2020
Online Scotland
‘Kinship care’ is the situation in which a child goes to live with a member of their extended family or with a family friend. This course looks at benefit issues...

Care-experienced young people and benefits: giving good advice

Produced in conjunction with STAF, this factsheet explains the special benefit rules affecting some young care leavers and young people in 'continuing care'.

Kinship care, looked-after children and the benefits system

11 September 2019
Training course places available for 26th September

Response to consultation on the Young Carers Grant

06 February 2019
CPAG response to Scottish Government proposals to create a Young Carers Grant.

June 2018 - Students and Benefits E-bulletin

Council tax for young care leavers, claiming benefit in the summer vacation, student funding and more.