News

  • Child poverty map shows shocking levels of hardship across Scotland

    15 October 2014

    The Campaign to End Child Poverty has today published figures that provide a child poverty map of Scotland. The new statistics, released during Challenge Poverty Week in Scotland show levels of child poverty at local authority and ward level for MP’s constituencies.

    According to the new figures, one in three children in Glasgow live in poverty, while more than a quarter of children in five other local authorities are also growing up in poverty: Clackmannanshire (26%), Dundee (28%), East Ayrshire (26%), Inverclyde (26%) and North Ayrshire (27%).

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  • CPAG in Scotland: Initial thoughts on devolution

    13 October 2014

    Further devolution in Scotland should be underpinned by clear strategic objectives and principles. The merits of any settlement should be judged on the extent to which they provide a realistic opportunity to reduce child poverty and wider socio-economic inequality.

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  • Latest advising BME communities e-bulletin

    9 October 2014

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: reports; latest on welfare reforms; House of Commons briefing on residence rights; right to reside; and more.

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  • New training calendar

    6 October 2014

    Over the next 6 months we are running a wide range of training courses which include several new courses.

    Download a copy of our new October 2014 – March 2015 training calendar here.

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  • Latest tax credits and early years e-bulletin

    1 October 2014

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: training; 'tax-free childcare'; Adjudicator’s Office annual report; mandatory reconsideration; and caselaw: alleged partner – ‘not one shred of evidence’.

    Sign up to our ebulletins here.

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  • First Cost of the School Day newsletter

    1 October 2014

    Cost of the School Day is a Glasgow Poverty Leadership Panel project, hosted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and working with Glasgow Education Services. The project is inspired by the success of Poverty Proofing the School Day from Children North East.

    Read its first newsletter here.

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  • High profile of child poverty must be harnessed to transform children's lives

    19 September 2014

    Responding to the result of Scotland's independence referendum the  Director of CPAG in Scotland, John Dickie, said;

    “The fact that rising child poverty was such a recurring and high profile issue throughout the referendum campaign was hugely welcome, as was the level of public engagement in discussing how we create a fairer Scotland.

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  • The independence referendum: what does it mean for child poverty?

    15 September 2014

    With just a few days to go before the referendum John Dickie, Director of CPAG in Scotland, has written a blog highlighting how CPAG has informed the terms of debate and argues that the challenge now for anti-poverty campaigners is to ensure that heightened public engagement and concern with child poverty in campaign debates is harnessed for real change, wherever powers end up lying after September 18th.

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  • September enews

    10 September 2014

    Read the latest edition of our enews, a monthly round-up of our news and views which looks at: guest blogs on child poverty and the referendum; Early Warning System latest bulletin: Welfare reform and housing; training - new dates for courses and new Scottish Handbooks.

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  • Guest blogs: child poverty and the independence referendum

    9 September 2014

    CPAG has asked leading members of the Better Together and Yes campaigns to write guest blogs outlining why a Yes or No vote is in the best interest of ending child poverty in Scotland.

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