Children’s Handbook Scotland

Author: Child Poverty Action Group
Category: Social security and childcare

13th December 2016

The Children's Handbook Scotland is a comprehensive guide to benefits and tax credits where children are living away from their parents, including children in kinship or foster care, children looked after by the local authority, and children at residential school, in residential care or in hospital.

This edition is fully updated with the latest on kinship care orders and assistance, continuing care and universal credit developments.

It covers:

  • benefit and tax credit entitlement, including universal credit, when children are living away from home
  • how payments made by local authorities to carers affect benefits and tax credits
  • local authority responsibilities to care leavers
  • how to challenge decisions

The Handbook includes practical examples and is fully referenced to legislation and caselaw. It is an essential guide for welfare rights advisers, social workers, and anyone working with families and children in Scotland.

The book is aimed at welfare rights advisers, social workers, and anyone working with children and families in Scotland.

Price: £20 (cover price) £17 (CPAG members and CAB customers)