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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20376: Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many participants in the Fair Start Scotland programme have (a) been offered and (b) received Individual Placement and Support, broken down by contract area.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 12 December 2018

The Scottish Government does not currently hold data on the numbers of Fair Start Scotland (FSS) participants being offered, or taking up Individual Placement and Support (IPS) broken down by contract area. This information is held by individual service providers.

The series of official statistics collated and published by The Scottish Government on Fair Start Scotland aims to provide comprehensive information about the operation of the service. This series is under a continuous process of development and given the interest in this area, we will consider how and when IPS data can be included as part of our regular dissemination of future statistics on FSS.