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Care-experienced young people and the benefits system

From 10:00 to 13:00 on 29th October 2020

Online event

Cost: Various - see website

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 online 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

Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
CPAG in Scotland