Health and Wellbeing Census

The SNP Government have begun distributing their controversial Health and Wellbeing Census to local authorities. It asks young people personal questions regarding sex, drugs and alcohol.
The Scottish Conservatives have called on the SNP Government to withdraw this survey and remove its inappropriate questions. A number of the questions are overly intrusive and inappropriate for children to answer. It is clear that the nature of the census is not fit for purpose.
With long-standing issues such as a widening attainment gap and rock-bottom literacy and numeracy skills, the SNP Government should prioritise on resolving these issues, that they have failed to do in 15 years. Administering this inappropriate survey to pupils is not the best use of a teacher’s time.
Going forward, the Scottish Conservatives will continue to hold this SNP Government to account to ensure that young people and their education are a priority