About CPAG in Scotland

CPAG in Scotland was established in 1999 and works to raise awareness of the devastating impact poverty has on children in Scotland, maximise families’ incomes by helping to ensure those eligible for benefits and tax credits receive their full entitlements and campaign for positive policy changes to end that poverty.

We do this through providing advice, information and training on benefits and tax credits to organisations in Scotland; as well promoting solutions and working to bring about real improvements in the policies that impact on the lives of low income families through our campaign and policy work.

Our welfare rights projects offer specialist advice on children and families; tax credits and early years; students and benefits; and advising black and minority ethic communities.

We coordinate the Scottish Social Security Consortium (in partnership with Citizens Advice Scotland), a network of policy, parliamentary and rights workers from national and voluntary sector organisations based in Scotland.

An independent evaluation of our welfare rights activities between 2008-2011 found that our training, information and advice services provide a unique service of the highest quality and have a very positive impact on their frontline organisations ability able to maximise family incomes. Thank you to everyone who participated in the evaluation.

CPAG in Scotland gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Scottish Government towards our projects in Scotland.

You can follow us on Twitter @CPAGScotland.