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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

  • Benefits for Young People

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course helps advisers get to grips with the complex and changing benefit rules relating to young people.

  • Benefits for Non-Benefit Advisers

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This two-day course is aimed at professionals who work with low-income clients. It equips them with the ability to identify benefits to which their clients might be entitled and provides a basic understanding of how to claim and help with problems.

  • Satisfying the Residence and Presence Tests: In Detail

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one day experienced level course looks in detail at how European nationals can satisfy the residence and presence requirements in benefits and tax credits and provides an update on recent developments.

  • Income Maximisation for Older People

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course provides an introduction to pension credit and aims to help participants with effective benefit checks to maximise income for older people.

  • ESA: The Problem Areas

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day course examines some of the problems commonly experienced by the 2.5 million claimants of employment and support allowance (ESA). Its focus is to understand the legal and administrative roots of the problems and suggest practical solutions.

  • Universal Credit – The Problem Areas

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This course looks in detail at some of the emerging areas of dispute that universal credit claimants face. It takes a practical; problem-solving approach and provides an opportunity for participants to share their own experiences of universal credit in practice.

  • Benefits for Students

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This course provides a basic knowledge of the social security benefits and tax credits available for students; primarily in higher education; but including those in further education.

  • Using Legislation and Caselaw

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    Advisers regularly deal with complex areas of social security and tax credits law. This one-day course explores some of the legal skills required by lay advisers; and provides information on different aspects of the legal system.

  • Universal Credit - From A - Z

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This practical two-day course has been developed in response to both feedback we have received from our one-day training courses; and the growing amount of case law and problem areas (delays; digital access issues; variable DWP staff knowledge and consistency etc) with universal credit (UC). It provides a comprehensive and detailed look at all the changes and implications for the 8.5 million households that will eventually be affected by UC; at a gentler pace than our standard one-day Universal Credit – Full Service course

  • Universal Credit for Disabled People

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    As the migration to universal credit (UC) continues; more individuals with ill health and disabilities will come under UC. This course looks at the UC rules that particularly affect ill or disabled people. It will equip you to advise clients about the transfer to UC; including through changes of circumstances such as failing a work capability assessment. You will also explore how conditionality and awards change as people move into work; or become unable to work.

  • Benefits for EEA Nationals

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    This one-day standard level course looks at the benefit rules that particularly affect EEA nationals. Focusing on the operation of the right to reside; habitual residence and past presence tests in social security benefits; this course covers the ways that recent changes have impacted on EEA nationals and their family members.

  • Challenging WCA Decisions

    Training Course | Child Poverty Action Group

    Child Poverty Action Group

    The work capability assessment (WCA) applies in both employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit (UC). Claimants who fail the WCA can challenge that on appeal; but need support and advice. This course looks at appeal issues and tactics; including the developing body of caselaw.

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