Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills
Fund transport to school for homeless children
Fund transport for all homeless children to get to school so as to ensure that their education does not suffer.
Why is this important?
Over 3,000 children are homeless today in Ireland and the numbers are growing. These children are placed into whatever homeless accommodation is available without consideration for their schooling.
Their schools are often great distances from their accommodation resulting in costly and time- consuming travel for them and their parents. There is very limited support for them to reach school.
Services should be provided for all homeless children who have to travel significant distances to school.