- To explore what existing good practice in local authorities and other agencies, in and beyond Scotland, is effective in preventing youth homelessness.
- To identify gaps in preventative service provision and establish how they could be closed.
September 2011 to May 2013
We set the inquiry remit in the light of an oral evidence session on 29 November and associated written evidence.
Following the meeting in November 2011, we carried out visits to support centres in Edinburgh, Inverness and Saltcoats, and held three oral evidence sessions where we heard from young people with experience of homelessness, voluntary organisations, witnesses involved in strategic planning and the Minister for Housing and Transport.
The Committee publlished its report on 7 October 2012—
4th Report, 2012 (Session 4): Having and Keeping a Home: steps to preventing homelessness among young people
The Committee received the Scottish Government’s response on 3 December 2012—
4 December 2013
16 January 2014
On 28 May 2013, the Parliament debated the Committee's report—