The Independent Care Review

Issued: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 16:19:22 GMT

Wednesday 5th February, is a momentous day in the lives of children and young people in Scotland. The Independent Care Review  has been working for the last 3 years and will launch its conclusions on Wednesday 5 February. The review aims to deliver lasting change in the ‘care system’ and leave a legacy that will transform the life chances and wellbeing of infants, children and young people in care in Scotland. The review, chaired by Fiona Duncan,  has spoken with over 5000 people, over half  of whom were children and young people with  experiences of the ‘care system’, adults who lived in care and families .   Six reports will be published  including The Promise and The Pinky Promise (for younger children) •The Plan •The Money and Follow the Money •The Rules. Show your commitment to transforming the system for children and young people and commit to  keeping the promise  at #KeepThePromise . You can follow the launch live at . You will be able to access all of these reports on the Care Review website from 9.30am on the 5th February.


Some staff and students have had the privilege of being involved in the review and hope you all commit to keeping the promise. Joyce Nicholson, Lecturer in Education,  was a member of the Health and Wellbeing working group says ’anticipation and hope for bringing real change to children and young people’s  lives  is high. It was an honour to have made a small contribution to this transformational review’. Our world changer, BA Community Development  student  Jamie Dalgoutte  will be blogging about his experience,  I will post a blog based on my experience with the review, as a CD student seeing appreciative inquiry in action has been rewarding, in the ethos of CD I hope the review is able to create change in a system experienced by 1000's of people’.

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