Looked after children

Children's Handbook Scotland

22 October 2021
Print and free online publication on how benefits are affected if a child is living away from their parents in Scotland.

Kinship carers and the benefits system (Scotland) 18 November 2022 ONLINE

18th November 2022
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 the benefits system (Scotland), 3 November 2022 ONLINE

3rd November 2022
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...

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'.

Benefits for care experienced students

October 2021
This factsheet is relevant to care experienced students in Scotland.

Scottish child payment and kinship carers

This factsheet explains which kinship carers are entitled to Scottish child payment.

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system

07 October 2020
Book our half-day training course on 29 October, delivered online via Zoom

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.