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Care Leavers

This Cross-party group's purpose:

To inform MSPs of the many social, emotional wellbeing and financial challenges which care leavers face via a forum where parliamentarians can learn from the experiences of care leavers and those who support them; to work collaboratively with other relevant Cross-Party Groups and identify how the work of the Parliament and Government can provide solutions to the challenges raised by Care leavers.

Next meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled to be a hybrid event taking place at take place on Wednesday 21st February at 6pm at The Fairfax Somerville Room T4.40-CR2 at the Scottish Parliament and via MS Teams.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Marion Willshaw.


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Paul O'Kane


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Fulton MacGregor

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Karen Adam


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency)

Miles Briggs


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Aberdeenshire West (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Kilbride (Constituency)

Non MSP Individuals

Angela Dulley
Jeannette Miller
Samantha Upton
Ryan McShane
Charles Fernando
Taegan Lewis
Chris Marshall
Jackie Palmer
Aimee Thorpe
Skye Foster
Chelbi Hilan



Scottish Borders Council
British Association of Social Work
Barnardo’s Scotland
The Promise Scotland
Poverty Alliance
Skills Development Scotland
Edinburgh College
Clan Childlaw
Inspiring Scotland
Children’s Hearings Scotland
Education Institute Scotland
Coalition Care and Support Providers in Scotland Fostering Network
National House Project
Scottish Childrens’ Reporter Administration
Childrens Hearings Scotland
Education Scotland
The Why Not? Trust
Shared Lives Plus
British Association of Social Workers