CPAG Scotland recruiting welfare rights advisers to interview as part of new research project

CPAG Scotland is currently recruiting welfare rights advisers to interview as part of our new research project, Strengthening Social Security Scotland: Research into Scottish child payment, Best Start foods and Best Start grants. 

Running until November 2025 with support from the Robertson Trust, the project aims to reshape Scottish child payment (SCP), Best Start grants, and Best Start foods to ensure they reach more families in Scotland who are currently marginalised or excluded from these payments.

CPAG’s Early Warning System has identified varied circumstances where families are not eligible for SCP, are eligible for SCP but not receiving it, or have gaps in their SCP entitlement. This may be due to the eligibility criteria, procedural mistakes, changes in applicant circumstance, or barriers to applying. Often the advice issues will be related to a qualifying benefit for SCP, such as universal credit (UC). The project team is currently speaking with advisers from a range of advice-giving organisations who frequently support families to access SCP and its qualifying benefits.

The interview will last a maximum of one hour and a £25 voucher will be provided to all interview participants as a thank you for your time. Interview questions will be shared beforehand.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Matilda Bryce ( or Rosie Mears (

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