New research has found that 38 children a day were made homeless over the last fiscal year across Scotland. The analysis published by Shelter Scotland found that in 2017-2018, just over 14,000 children were living in temporary accommodation – equivalent to six or seven children in every school across Scotland. The analysis released by the housing charity showed that homeless families with children were likely to spend more than 25 per cent longer in temporary accommodation than those families without children – 201 days compared to 161, with 13 per cent of households spending more than a year in temporary housing. But this is the direct result of tory austerity. There is a limit to what any devolved government can do to mitigate it.