Children's Handbook Scotland 2017/18

Children's Handbook Scotland 2017/18

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The Children's Handbook Scotland provides a complete 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.Fully referenced to legislation and caselaw, and with easy-to-use checklists and examples, this latest edition remains an essential guide for anyone working with families and children in Scotland. It is fully updated with the latest on kinship care orders and assistance, continuing care and universal credit developments.Who is it for?This book is an invaluable resource for welfare rights advisers, social workers, and anyone working with families and children in Scotland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 15mm | 200g
  • Child Poverty Action Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 10th Revised edition
  • 191071528X
  • 9781910715284

Table of contents

* benefit and tax credit entitlement 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
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Review quote

"The clarity of the information and clear structure of the chapters means this book will prove to be a valuable resource for advisers." - (THE ADVISER (CITIZENS ADVICE)) "I hope that workers and volunteers will use this Handbook often to help promote the fundamental rights of children to a decent life." - (SCOTLAND'S COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE)
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