Scotland made a promise to care experienced
children and young people:

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You will grow up loved, safe and respected.
And by 2030, that promise must be kept.

How was the promise made?

Scotland made its promise following the Independent Care Review, which made clear its current "care system" wasn't working.

Who supports Scotland to keep it?

The Promise Scotland exists to support people and organisations across Scotland to keep the promise.

And who makes sure it's kept?

The Promise Oversight Board check if enough's happening to #KeepThePromise— and holds organisations to account if it isn't.

Plan 24-30

Plan 24-30 is a dynamic plan of action that sets out who needs to do what by when to #KeepThePromise by 2030.

With its development led by the Independent Strategic Advisor for the promise, it’s Scotland’s plan for change— which belongs to everyone.


Access Plan 24-30 on its dedicated website.

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Stories of change

People across Scotland are working to keep the promise— these are some of the stories they have to tell.

Read Scotland's stories of change.


The Promise Scotland sends out an online newsletter which highlights:

  • the latest news from The Promise Scotland,
  • The Promise Scotland’s work as it supports efforts to #KeepThePromise,
  • stories of change taking place across Scotland as work to #KeepThePromise takes place.


Opt into the newsletter here.

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The Independent Strategic Advisor's blogs on Plan 24-30 have been moved to the Plan 24-30 website.

Visit Plan 24-30's dedicated website to read them and keep up with the Plan's latest news.

Latest news

Plan 24-30– Scotland’s route-map to keeping the promise

18 June 2024

Fraser McKinlay blogs on Plan 24-30 ahead of its launch on Thursday June 20th.

100 Days of Listening: What was heard and what’s next

17 June 2024

An interview with Thomas Carlton to mark the publication of the 100 Days of Listening Output Report.

Latest stories of change

Care Inspectorate: Embedding Voice in Practice
Monday, 18 December 2023

The Care Inspectorate is working to embed the voices of people who use services in all of their inspection and regulation work.

intandem: Building Trusted Relationships
Wednesday, 15 November 2023

intandem's community-based mentoring is built around providing trusted relationships.

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration: Giving Children a Voice in Scheduling
Thursday, 26 October 2023

SCRA is testing a Child Friendly Scheduling project, with five different tests of change taking place across the country.