Local offer for care leavers

Part of Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 13 Rhagfyr 2016.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Llafur, Birmingham, Selly Oak 2:15, 13 Rhagfyr 2016

The Minister is describing the various things that the Department is doing to try to improve the situation. Does he recognise that a problem that young people themselves regularly identify is the number of school changes they experience as a direct result of being received into care? The Barnardo’s study says that care leavers are saying that they have experienced five changes of school, which makes life difficult for them. Does he have any plans to encourage or persuade local authorities to seek to restrict those movements between schools, which is clearly impairing these young people’s education?