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Labour's Kezia Dugdale unveils plans to help youngsters in care go on to higher education

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Government performance should be judged by how it supports the most disadvantaged, the Scottish Labour leader has said as she outlined plans to support young people in care into higher education. Only 3% of young people go on to higher education within nine months of leaving care, compared to 36% of young people in general, according to the party. Kezia Dugdale said school pupils who come from care and continue into higher education should receive student grant support of £6,000 a year. Scottish Labour plan to use debates in the Scottish Parliament this week to press for further action to support young people who come from care.