4. To ask the Scottish Government what the average number of care placement moves is for young people. (S5O-02292)
Last week’s attainment statistics told us that 48 per cent of care-experienced school leavers who had had just one placement achieved a level 5 qualification or better, but the figure fell to just 19 per cent for those who had been moved three times or more in their childhood. The evidence is clear. We do not need to wait for the independent care review to report. What urgent action...
There are 560 more children in temporary accommodation than there were last year, and I have a constituent with an 18-month-old baby who is living in the most horrendous circumstances. Given that 70 per cent of all unsuitable accommodation breaches were in Edinburgh, what direct conversations has the minister had with the leadership of the City of Edinburgh Council to address that scandal in...
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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