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Elected Members will be asked to consider a number of reports at the Education, Children and Young People Executive to be held on 21 March 2023.

At the meeting discussions will focus on:

  • Whole Family Wellbeing Funding
  • Support for Children Seeking Asylum or Fleeing War in Ukraine
  • School Leaver Destinations and Attainment 2021/22

No decision will be made on any of the recommendations made within the reports until the day of the meeting. You can watch the meeting live from 10am on 21 March.

Below you’ll find summaries of the key reports listed and links to the full papers.

Whole Family Wellbeing Funding

The report provides details of an award of £923k from the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund (WFWF) and how the Falkirk’s Children’s Services Planning Partnership will use this investment to support the transformation of family support provision in line with the Scottish Government’s national priorities.

You can read the full report here

Support for Children Seeking Asylum or Fleeing War in Ukraine

This report provides an update on children who are seeking asylum through the National Transfer Scheme and children the Council is supporting who are seeking refuge from the war in Ukraine.

The Council currently cares for 12 unaccompanied asylum seeking young people. The youngsters are cared for in a variety of care settings: residential, foster care and supported accommodation and there are currently 66 Ukrainian children enrolled in schools throughout the area.

You can read the full report here 

School Leaver Destinations and Attainment 2021/22

This report will provide Members with details of the attainment of young people leaving Falkirk Council’s secondary schools in 2021/22. It focusses on point of exit data which represents the totality of school leaver attainment and sets out the positive progress made by pupils across a range of attainment measures.

You can read the full report here