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Minister for Children and Young People

Current role holder: Clare Haughey MSP

Clare Haughey  MSP

Clare Haughey MSP was appointed as the Minister for Children and Young People in May 2021. 

Responsibilities

Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Specific responsibilities are:

  • early years, childcare, and wraparound care
  • school wraparound childcare
  • child protection
  • adoption and fostering
  • children's hearings
  • children's rights
  • children's services
  • looked after children
  • modern languages
  • Baby Box
  • school leavers toolkit
  • inclusive education
  • Disclosure Scotland
  • Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser
  • play, including play parks
  • outdoor learning

Biography

She has worked as a mental health nurse, specialising in pregnant mothers and those with a young baby, and has been a clinical nurse manager.

Clare was elected as MSP for Rutherglen in May 2016. She was previously a divisional convenor in UNISON.

She grew up in Rutherglen and is a mother to three children.

She was previously the Minister for Mental Health.