SNP Pledges £2.5m Towards Future Of Children In Care

Children in care will benefit from £2.5 million in funding awarded to Scotland’s councils yesterday in a bid to secure better futures.

Adam Ingram, minister for children, made the announcement as part of a strategy to improve the outcomes for looked-after children.

It suggested improved training for teachers to ensure they have the correct skills to deal with such children, and ensuring councils support children beyond their 18th birthday including financial support for college and university.

Mr Ingram said: “We all have a responsibility to children in care. We all know that, just with our own children, providing a roof over their heads, a good education and food on the table is not enough.”

Glasgow will get the biggest share of the money at £489,000, followed by North Lanarkshire which will receive £198,000.