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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

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.

April 2024

Introduction to welfare rights

CPAG in Scotland
This is essential training if you are starting out as a welfare rights adviser in Scotland or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the social security system and important...

Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

Scottish Women's Aid
Each year In Scotland, in excess of 65,000 incidents of Domestic Abuse are recorded by Police Scotland, yet research shows only 1 in 5 affected actually report to the Police, meaning actual figures will be much...

Students and benefits - the basics

CPAG in Scotland
This course provides a basic overview of social security benefits, and which further and higher education students in Scotland might be able to claim them.The course covers:A brief overview of social security...
May 2024

Changing decisions - Scottish benefits

CPAG in Scotland
When a Scottish benefit is refused, an award is wrong or there is an overpayment, what steps can you take to put things right? You may already be familiar with the processes involved in changing DWP decisions...

QBC - making the most of your calculator

CPAG in Scotland
This course is for people who want to learn how to use QBC (the Quick Benefits Calculator) effectively and confidently. The course covers:Understanding screens, controls, menus and how to get in-calculator...

Understanding CYP Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Scottish Women's Aid
This session explores how children and young people can experience domestic abuse, how this can impact on their lives and the coping strategies they and the non-abusing parent can employ.This session also...

NEW Kinship carers and benefits - an update

CPAG in Scotland
Make sure you are up to date with how recent benefit changes and current issues impact on kinship carers. This course is for advisers with a good working knowledge of the benefits system as it applies to...

Safe & Together Briefing

Scottish Women's Aid
The Safe & Together Model is an internationally recognised suite of tools and interventions designed to help social workers and other key professionals to engage with families experiencing domestic abuse in...

Preparing and appeal submission - adult disability payment

CPAG in Scotland
This course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to prepare an effective submission. Using case studies, discussion and practice, you will gain confidence in making a good case for clients whose...

Understanding Economic Abuse

Scottish Women's Aid
Whilst financial abuse has long been recognised as a form of domestic abuse, recent research has highlighted the overarching issue of economic abuse. With 96% of survivors of domestic abuse also reporting...