Local offer for care leavers

Part of Children and Social Work Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:30 pm ar 13 Rhagfyr 2016.

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Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education) 2:30, 13 Rhagfyr 2016

I do not have those figures to hand. One of the issues I raised earlier is around identification and knowing who is accessing benefits and is also a care leaver. We need to improve that information, hence the additional data we are now collecting as a Department. That will give us a more granular understanding of who these young people are and how they have come into contact with the benefits system. I will write to the hon. Lady with more details about that, so she has as much information as we can give.

It is important we start to understand where this leads, what the destination inevitably is and what we could have done in the intervening period to make the direction in which a young person goes different. I am happy to give the hon. Lady further information about that.