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Campaigners welcome increased scrutiny proposals to Strengthen Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

End Child Poverty coalition members in Scotland have welcomed the publication of the Stage One report from the Social Security Committee on the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill which sets out clear markers for strengthening and improving the proposed …

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OPFS strongly supports John Finnie MSP proposal to introduce equal protection for children from assault

John Finnie MSP has introduced  a Bill  and consultation  to the Scottish Parliament to give children equal protection from assault by prohibiting the physical punishment of children. Satwat Rehman , Director of One Parent Families Scotland  said  in response that …

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Launch of £1.3m initiative to help Dundee citizens into work

OPFS is pleased to be part of a range of organisations behind the Dundee Employability Pipeline, having secured a £1.3 million contract with the local authority in January. The pipeline is being delivered by The Wise Group along with other organisations …

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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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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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Science & Technology Women Returners Programme

Equate Scotland has been working for 10 years to increase the number of women in science, engineering and tech in Scotland and has just launched a new project focused on supporting women who have previously working in these sectors however left …

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OPFS Statement – Universal Credit : 2 child – rape clause

Surely children should not have their life chances damaged because of the number of sisters and brothers they have? OPFS supports the decision by key women’s organisations who will refuse to be third party verifiers to help officials implement the …

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Money for your children

Child maintenance – where to start? There are three options that parents may take to arrange child maintenance: a family-based arrangement, a Minute of Agreement and using the Child Maintenance Service.

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Newly Updated Factsheets

New updated information factsheets for single parents in Scotland.

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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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