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.


The Promise Scotland sends out a newsletter once every two months 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.


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Hearings for Children: Redesign Report

A new report calls for radical redesign of the Children's Hearings System, so children and families can be firmly at its centre.

Find out more.

Latest news

How poverty-proofing families can help keep Scotland’s promise: New OPFS research

21 August 2023

Poverty can have a stark impact on those on the edge of care, shows research published by One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) today.

Collaboration, Redesign and Change— the promise at the National Youth Justice Conference

19 June 2023

Historic reform to Scotland’s legal and welfare system was called for today with the publication of a new expert report on Scotland’s Children’s Hearings System.