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£344,400 FOR CARE EXPERIENCED YOUNG PEOPLE IN WEST LOTHIAN

£344,400 FOR CARE EXPERIENCED YOUNG PEOPLE IN WEST LOTHIAN

Published date : 21 August, 2020

Almond Valley MSP Angela Constance has said new funding from the Scottish Government will help provide targeted support for care experienced young people in West Lothian.  West Lothian has been handed £344,400 to invest in projects designed to boost the attainment of local care experienced children and young people.

 

The council will work with Chief Social Workers, and Directors of Education, to decide how this year’s funding will be used. Care experienced young people from birth up to the age of 26 are eligible for the support.

 

Across Scotland, the Scottish Government has pledged £11.6 million to support the fund.

 

Commenting, Ms Constance said:

 

"Due to the pandemic, efforts to tackle the attainment gap are now more important than ever and we must work harder to ensure all our young people get the best start in life, particularly care experienced young people.  This Scottish Government fund will give vital support to the local council to help in their work to break down the barriers faced by care experienced young people

 

“Last year the fund was used to support a host of projects - from outdoor learning schemes, to providing looked after children with laptops to study from home.

 

“I look forward to seeing how the council will put this money to good use, and offer some of our most disadvantaged pupils the support they deserve.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

Local Authority                                 CECYP funding 2020/21

Aberdeen City                                   £409,200

Aberdeenshire                                  £324,000

Angus                                                   £186,000

Argyll & Bute                                     £122,400

Clackmannanshire                           £159,840

Dumfries & Galloway                      £310,800

Dundee                                                 £338,040

East Ayrshire                                      £294,840

East Dunbartonshire                       £124,800

East Lothian                                        £199,200

East Renfrewshire                           £88,800

Edinburgh                                           £1,000,800

Eilean Siar                                            £35,640

Falkirk                                                   £298,800

Fife                                                        £770,400

Glasgow                                               £2,065,200

Highland                                              £378,000

Inverclyde                                           £168,000

Midlothian                                          £199,800

Moray                                                   £168,000

North Ayrshire                                  £470,400

North Lanarkshire                            £712,800

Orkney                                                 £26,400

Perth & Kinross                                 £228,000

Renfrewshire                                    £520,800

Scottish Borders                               £159,600

Shetland                                              £24,000

South Ayrshire                                  £274,800

South Lanarkshire                            £602,400

Stirling                                                  £218,400

West Dunbartonshire                     £396,000

West Lothian                                      £344,400

Total                                                      £11,620,560

 

    

 


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