Equalities Working Group

Representatives from our Parental Equalities Group recently met to look at how Equity underpins all that we do and how we can ensure an equality of access for all of our families.

Our minutes show some of our discussions and issues raised.

Parental Equality Group

Minutes:

Giffnock Equalities Group meeting January 2022

 

 

 

Uniform Items available w.e. 25.02.22

Uniform Items available pg 2 w.e. 25.02.22

Uniform Items available pg 3 w.e. 25.02.22

 

Child Poverty Action Group – Training Courses 2022

Child Poverty Action Group – Training Courses 

Some links which you may find interesting or of help:-

https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/article/1016/Money-advice-and-rights

New Disability Living Allowance comes in this month to replace the old system. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefitfor people with disabilities who need help with mobility or care costs. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has replaced DLA for people between 16 and State Pension age.

https://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/article/1221/Clothing-grants-and-free-school-meals

Family First support worker is called Julie Douglas you can contact her at Julie.Douglas@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or phone Julie at 07393752547 if you would like to find out more about ways families can get help. Further information on Family First can be found in the attached leaflet

Family First Leaflet

Our Parent Equalities Group have worked hard over the previous sessions to raise awareness on a number of issues :-

  •  Family Financial Support
  • Uniform Recycling and support
  • Out of school support
  • Awareness raising of costs for families during the school day e.g trips and having enough notice and funding available.
  • Cost of the School Day questionnaire
  • Representing the school at Authority level to share our work
  • Meeting with representatives from Child Poverty Action Group to find out more about national agenda and local issues

 We recently met to look at how Equity underpins all that we do and ensuring that our children and families have and have recorded our minutes to show actions and issues discussed.

Cost of the School Day Toolkit Parental Equalities Group Survey

 

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