Action for Children

56,000 parents apply for Scottish Child Payment

Parents across Scotland have been applying early for the new Scottish Child Payment that will open on Monday 15 February.

Published 8 January 2021

Applications to open early for Scottish Child Payment

The new Scottish Child Payment is to open early for applications from Monday November 9.

Published 4 November 2020

Children’s charity frontline workers warn families fear ‘going under’ during coronavirus outbreak

Vulnerable families across the UK fear they won’t be able to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis, a new investigation by Action for Children revealed today – as the charity launched an emergency appeal to prevent desperate families from reaching breaking point. 

Published 23 March 2020

Children more worried about homelessness than terrorism or the environment, survey reveals

Concerns about homelessness and poverty affect half of all children in the UK according to a new survey.

Published 12 July 2019

Keepmoat trainee went from job fair to job offer in weeks

A talented trainee from Port Glasgow has landed his dream job in construction, after approaching Action for Children at a job fair and impressing his bosses on a 13 week work placement.

Published 15 June 2016

Sanctuary Scotland and Wheatley help Cruden address skills gap

Cruden Building & Renewals Limited has taken on two apprentices thanks to sponsorship by Action for Children, Sanctuary Scotland and Wheatley Group.

Published 29 September 2015

New skills boost for Drumchapel Youngsters

A group of youngsters in Drumchapel have been getting set for the world of work while offering services in the local community thanks to the joint initiative of Action for Children and Pineview Housing Association.

Published 23 September 2015

Maryhill Housing Association and Action for Children give young people taste of work

Maryhill Housing Association is doing its bit to help young people work towards a bright future.

Published 29 July 2015