Category Archives: Campaigning

New Gingerbread report: ‘Children deserve more’

Gingerbread’s new report, ‘Children deserve more: challenging child maintenance avoidance’ has just been published. The report shows how the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is unable and unwilling to ensure proper support for children. It highlights shows how current rules, and …

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Briefing Note for MSPs – Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

As a member of End Child Poverty (Scotland) OPFS warmly welcomes the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill. We are extremely pleased that the Bill contains a duty to eradicate child poverty and that there are clear and identifiable targets about when …

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OPFS endorses no private sector involvement in new Scottish Social Security System

Scotland’s Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman MSP spoke at the launch of One Parent Families Scotland report on the Benefit Conditionality Regime at their Inaugural Single Parent Assembly. One of Scotland‘s most respected family charities welcomes the news that …

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Government welfare to work policy “threatens the life chances of a generation of children.”

One of Scotland‘s most respected family charities has accused the Westminster Conservative government‘s benefit conditionality policy of “closing down the life chances of a generation of children.” One Parent Families Scotland commissioned research which they say shows for many parents …

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Single Parent Assembly 2017

Have Your Say, Share Your Voice!
Join us at the launch of “Single Parent Families, Sanctions & Family Wellbeing” with Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman MSP

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Families with children hardest hit by UK welfare changes

Scottish Government will not apply two child cap to Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Families with children will be among those worst affected by UK welfare changes coming into effect, Scotland’s Social Security Minister has said. A number of UK Government …

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

OPFS supports the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).  We believe every child and young person under the age of 18 has rights, no matter who they are, where they live or what they believe in. These …

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Closure of Glasgow Jobcentres

OPFS believes that closure of half of Glasgow’s job centres will have a devastating impact on parents who rely on the service, particularly single parents, and will negatively impact the aim of supporting people into employment. This will cause huge …

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Guest blog: Challenge Poverty Week

In this guest blog for the #ProudSingleParents campaign, GHA tenant, Nicola, tells us about her experiences of mothering two children as a single parent. I became a single parent after the birth of my second child. My relationship with my …

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Press: Anti-poverty campaigners call for a minimum school clothing grant

CPAG in Scotland, the Poverty Truth Commission and One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) will take to social media asking parents to share their views on what it really costs to get a child suited, booted and ready to return to school. They are also asking parents to write to their MSPs, highlighting the need for a minimum school clothing grant for the whole of Scotland.

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