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Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

May 2022

Benefits for EEA nationals - advanced

CPAG in Scotland
This experienced level course looks in detail at the social security rights of EEA nationals in the UK. It provides an opportunity for advisers who are familiar with some of the more commonly occurring...

Vicarious trauma and self-care

Children in Scotland
This training will define terms and explain the causes and effects of vicarious trauma. During this training we will explore self-care strategies in order to recognise symptoms before we become overwhelmed. We...

An Introduction to Therapeutic Life Story Work: with Richard Rose

Children in Scotland
Join founder of Therapeutic Life Story Work International, Richard Rose, for an in-depth exploration of the Life Story process and how this work helps children to make sense of their past, so that what has...

Capital and universal credit

CPAG in Scotland
Not having too much ‘capital’ is a basic condition to get universal credit. Capital can include property, savings, investments and lump sum payments. Advising correctly on how capital affects entitlement...
June 2022

Students and benefits - an update

CPAG in Scotland
Make sure you know how recent benefit changes are likely to affect students. This half-day course is for advisers with a good working knowledge of the benefits and tax credits systems as they apply to students...

Girls and autism: a hidden minority?

Children in Scotland
Girls with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often overlooked, under-diagnosed and less likely to get appropriate support until later in their lives. The lack of understanding of autism in girls and lack of...

Learning from projects: Participation through the Pandemic

Children in Scotland
Children in Scotland created a new peer research project to gain greater understanding of participation and engagement with children and young people through the pandemic. Join this webinar to delve into the...

SCOTLAND WEBINAR: At a premium - transitional SDP element unpicked

CPAG in Scotland
The latest in CPAG in Scotland’s series of specialist webinars focuses on the transitional SDP element in universal credit. The government was compelled to introduce this amount to protect the incomes of...

Supporting children and young people who self-harm

Children in Scotland
This course is designed to improve working practice, knowledge and skills by exploring the key issues associated with self-harm. You’ll explore what self-harm is (and is not), why people self-harm, and how to...

Students and benefits eligibility

CPAG in Scotland
Many advisers work with students in both further and higher education. This standard level course explains the different benefits that further and higher education students can claim, including universal credit...