Early Warning System

The Early Warning System (EWS) is a framework which has been developed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland to collect and analyse case evidence about how welfare changes are affecting the wellbeing of children, their families and the communities and services that support them.

To date over 3,000 case studies have been gathered from frontline workers, including welfare rights advisors, housing officers and support workers.

The EWS, in partnership with Dr. Morag Treanor of the University of Edinburgh, has also been working with 12 low income families over two years to gain an in-depth understanding of how poverty and welfare changes are affecting child and family wellbeing.

The cases and research are enabling us to develop and share our knowledge on the impact of welfare reform and to identify how policies and services in Scotland can continue to contribute to delivery of better outcomes for children.

We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund Third Sector Early Intervention Fund, managed on behalf of the Scottish Government by Lloyds TSB.

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Contact us

For information about contributing case studies, or to sign up for our policy bulletin, please contact:

Kirsty McKechnie, Welfare Rights Worker (Welfare Reform)
Tel: 0141 611 7091 or email: kmckechnie@cpagscotland.org.uk

Hanna McCulloch, Policy and Parliamentary Officer
Tel: 0141 611 7090 or email: hmcculloch@cpagscotland.org.uk