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Care-experienced young people and the benefits system

CPAG in 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 is responsible for supporting them. Some are entitled to a ‘care-experienced bursary’. This course looks at the special benefit rules for this group of young people and provides the opportunity to consider other support available.

The course covers:

• The special benefit rules affecting 16 and 17-year-olds leaving care and in continuing care, including young people who have been living with kinship carers

• Local authorities’ powers and responsibilities towards care-experienced young people

• The impact of universal credit on care-experienced young people

• The care-experienced bursary and its interaction with the social security system

• Other help available to care-experienced young people

This half day introductory level course will be delivered as follows;

10.00 - 11.15 training session delivered via Zoom

11.15 - 11.45 break

11.45 - 1.00 training session delivered via Zoom

10:00-13:00, 19th January 2021
Social justice & poverty
Various - see website