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Impact of Poverty on Children & Young People and Families


This one day course will raise practitioners to gain an overview of the impact of poverty on families and explore the culture of change in tackling this, whilst considering the importance of avoiding stigma and developing understanding of the challenges of living on a very low income through a respectful, person-centred approach.

Learning Outcomes

During this course, practitioners will:

  • Explore the content of child poverty in Scotland its impact on families and the stigma attached. 
  • Explore your own values, beliefs and interactions when working with families impacted by poverty.
  • Understand how family life is impacted on by service processes  
  • Gain an understanding of the relations between poverty and neglect.  
  • Increase understanding of how a family can be supported in accessing and taking up benefits and explore routes out of poverty.

Who Should Attend

This course should be undertaken by staff working with children, young people and families and/or where awareness of Impact of Poverty on Children & Young People and Families would be beneficial to their roles.

Course Length

This is a full day face to face session.

Venue: The Practice Development Base - 8 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HA


How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.