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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.


Family in prison

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

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

Read on..


Money and housing issues

Things tough at home?

Here are some of the issues at home that might mean you need extra support at school:

  • family arguments or parents splitting up
  • someone dying
  • moving to a new country and not knowing if you can stay
  • helping to care for someone at home
  • being homeless or in temporary housing
  • being in care
  • having a family member in prison
  • not having enough money for food, school uniform or school trips.