CAP is supporting the End Young Parent Poverty Campaign

Child playing on floor with a young mother

CAP is supporting the End Young Parent Poverty: Top up the Scottish Child Payment campaign led by One Parent Families Scotland. 

We are calling on the Scottish Government to act now to support young families with a top-up to the Scottish Child Payment for parents under 25 in receipt of Universal Credit. The UK Government must also act urgently to reverse the discriminatory policy that means people under 25 are paid a lower rate of social security. Without this action from both the Scottish and UK governments, young families across the UK are at risk of destitution and debt.