Date lodged: 6 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much it expects (a) it and (b) local authorities to provide toward the funding of the 350 additional school counsellors that were announced in its Programme for Government.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 24 September 2018
The creation of 350 school counsellors in school education across Scotland is part of a package of measures to ensure that children and young people get the support that they need. We are commencing work with partners in local government to implement this commitment quickly and will invest £60 million to deliver this across Scotland.
We will produce a Delivery Plan on all of the Programme for Government mental health commitments which will set out the specific actions and resource required to implement the actions as quickly as possible.