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The Child Poverty Action Group works to end poverty and hardship among children young people and families in the UK. Our vision is of a society in which every child can enjoy their childhood and reach their full potential.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Representing At The First-Tier Tribunal

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This two-day course provides a basic grounding in representing clients at the first-tier tribunal

  • Universal Credit For Tenants In Social Housing

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This course explains how universal credit will work, with a particular focus on how it will affect claimants in social housing. It includes practical exercises and case studies and covers in detail how tenants in social housing receive help with their housing costs through universal credit.

  • Right To Reside And Habitual Residence

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course looks at the current operation of the right to reside and habitual residence tests within the benefit rules. The course covers how these tests are satisfied, and focuses on the main groups of European nationals, their family members and certain carers who have a right to reside.

  • Universal Credit Training

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    The introduction of universal credit fundamentally changes the system of benefits and tax credits. This one-day course aims to equip advisers to advise clients on eligibility and entitlement to universal credit. It examines, through practical exercises and case studies, how the new benefit works and provides an opportunity to consider the likely effect on different groups of claimants.

  • Benefits For People Subject To Immigration Control

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Advisers can find it difficult and intimidating to advise non-European nationals on how their immigration status affects entitlement to benefits and tax credits. This one-day course offers an opportunity for advisers to gain knowledge and confidence by taking an in-depth look at the rules and how they apply to different scenarios.

  • Personal Independence Payment

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides an introduction to personal independence payment (pip) which is replacing disability living allowance for working age people

  • Tax Credits - Key Issues For Advisers

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course rounds up all of the outstanding issues you may encounter with tax credits, including in the transition to universal credit.

  • Supporting Vulnerable Clients

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides the skills and strategies needed to resolve the problems vulnerable people face in claiming benefits.

  • Mental Health and Benefits

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides a practical and tactical look at working with people with mental health diagnoses to help secure full entitlement to benefits; and to help avoid some of the pitfalls of the system.

  • Challenging PIP Decisions

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one day course explains how to challenge personal independence payment (PIP) decisions and help provide participants with the opportunity to discuss appeal tactics and think through how to go about getting the right outcome for their clients.

  • Challenging Work Programme Sanctions Seminar

    Seminar | Child Poverty Action Group

    This half-day seminar explains how and why Work Programme sanctions can be imposed and explores the strategies and legal arguments that can be employed to challenge sanction decisions.

  • Overpayment of Benefit

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one day course provides an introduction to the new and existing rules on recovering benefit overpayments.

  • Conditionality and Sanctions

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides an understanding of the current conditionality regime for claimants of JSA and ESA.

  • Judicial Review

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one day course gives advisers and lawyers a clear understanding of the use of judicial review for challenging decisions that affect benefit and tax claimants.

  • ESA Appeals

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    The ESA Appeals course is a one-day course that looks at appeal issues and tactics for Employment and Support Allowance; including the developing body of case law.

  • Destitution

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course covers the issues that frequently cause clients to be left without any income and focuses on the practical steps advisers can take to get their clients benefits in payment

  • Universal Credit for Job Seekers

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course looks at Universal Credit for the main group who will be affected initially as it rolls out; single people making a new claim who would otherwise claim jobseeker's allowance.

  • Welfare Reform What You Need to Know

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides advisers with an opportunity to get the latest information on welfare reform; discuss how the changes are impacting on their clients and suggest possible solutions.

  • Introduction to Welfare Rights

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This five-day course provides advisers with a thorough introduction to means-tested benefits; universal credit and tax credits.

  • Dealing with Delays

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course looks at the legal and practical issues faced in trying to resolve issues of delay when advising benefit and tax credit claimants.

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