Money and housing issues

Feel like how much money your family has is affecting your friendships?

What young people say about how money issues affect friendship, and six things schools can do to help

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Money and housing issues

Pupil voice: How poverty affects young people

Money issues? You’re not the only one.

Here are some ways schools can help pupils whose families are struggling with the costs of the school day:

  1. school clothing grants
  2. help to access money and welfare advice
  3. help with food or other costs during school holidays.

Get advice from Child Poverty Action Group Scotland and check out their film.

Care experienced

Pupil voice: why it’s important to listen to care-experienced young people

“I think it is vital for our voices to be heard. We are the ones that live within the system so we know how it really works and what it feels like, better than anyone else”.

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Young carers

Young carers’ views – feeling ok?

“Coping with being a young carer is difficult, yes, but I feel proud that I’m making sure my family are okay”. Young carers share their views with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland.

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Family in prison

“It’s like I am carrying a giant invisible secret”

How one young person feels about their parent being in prison.

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Money and housing issues

Interviews about help at school for pupils who have been made homeless

Every day 60 children are made homeless in Scotland. A youth group from Shelter share their ideas for extra help that might make school easier for them.

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Money and housing issues

About about being homeless

A warm welcome at a new school

These brilliant pics have been made for us by children at Shelter Scotland about their experiences of school.

Money and housing issues

Your rights – home life


Did you know that you have the right to a good enough standard of living?

Rights are like promises to young people to keep you safe, look after you and treat you fairly.

Find out more from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner.

Money and housing issues

Things tough at home?

8 home life issues that might mean you need extra support at school.

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Mental health

I’m thinking about running away

Who to talk to if school problems get so bad you want to run away from home.

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