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Care leavers and the benefits system

This is a past event.

From 13:00 to 16:00 on 12th October 2017

CPAG in Scotland, Ladywell, 94 Duke Street, Glasgow G4 OUW

Cost: £83 Citizens Advice Bureaux, £94 voluntary organisations, £133 statutory/other organisations

Many young people who have been ‘looked after’ by the local authority are excluded from income-related benefits. Instead the local authority is responsible for supporting them.

This course looks at the special benefit rules for care leavers and the local authority’s responsibilities towards these young people. We will also be covering the new developments in relation to ‘continuing care’.

This half-day course covers:
- The special benefit rules affecting 16 and 17-year-olds leaving care and in continuing care
- Local authorities’ powers and responsibilities towards care leavers, including new responsibilities under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
- The impact of universal credit

Social Justice & Poverty
Local Authority Area
Glasgow City Council
CPAG in Scotland
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0141 552 3303