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CPAG Scotland: Welfare Rights Conference (19 May 2017)

 

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Looking like a great day in prospect at this year’s CPAG Scotland Welfare Rights Conference ...

CPAG in Scotland Welfare Rights Conference - 19 May 2017, Glasgow

This year sees new child poverty and social security bills before the Scottish Parliament – with huge significance for all those providing advice and supporting families. Jeane Freeman, Minister for Social Security, will be speaking at our conference on 19 May in Glasgow setting out how she sees the role of social security in tackling child poverty, and what the role is for advice workers in ensuring families get the financial support they are entitled to. We will hear the latest on the progress of the proposed social security bill and new Scottish Social Security Agency.

To draw out the link between children’s rights, welfare rights and new social security powers we are also delighted to welcome the new Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Bruce Adamson, for what will be his first keynote address on taking up post.

CPAG in Scotland’s conference will give delegates an opportunity to hear about the latest developments and implications for their work.

8 WORKSHOPS
                                                                     
• ESA – recent developments
• Focusing on income: welfare rights and the eradication of child poverty
• PIP - four years on
• Scottish social security – the latest
• Two child limit
• Universal credit and sanctions – eating the rent?
• Universal credit – strictly full service
• Young people and universal credit – problem areas
 
PLENARY SESSION

The role of social security in tackling child poverty:

• Professor Christina Beatty, Sheffield Hallam University
• Professor Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York
• Kerry McKenzie, Organisational Lead - Child Poverty, NHS Health Scotland
     
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The delegate fee is £170. To find out more and to book a delegate place or an exhibition stand please visit our website @ http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/scotland-welfare-rights-conference

 

     
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New speaker added to the plenary session at next week’s CPAG Scotland Conference ...

Session now also includes Jim McCormick who was appointed by the Social Security Minister in February 2017 as chair of the independent Disability and Carers Benefits expert advisory group. Jim will talk about the higher risk of poverty for children in households affected by disability.

More info and booking: http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/scotland-welfare-rights-conference

     
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Online booking for CPAG Scotland’s 2017 conference closes at 4pm on Wed 17/05.

http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/scotland-welfare-rights-conference

To enquire about last minute availability, call 0141 552 3303.