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#KeepThePromise

The Story So Far

On 5 February 2020, the Care Review published seven reports, with ‘the promise’ narrating a vision for Scotland, built on five foundations. With cross-party support and broad commitment to #KeepThePromise, Scotland, its statutory agencies, local authorities, third sector and thousands of children and families knew that much needed to change to make sure that all Scotland’s children grow up ‘loved, safe and respected.’

The Promise team began work in July 2020 and is responsible for translating the findings of the Care Review into The Plan for change and driving the change needed to implement The Plan at pace.

The Plan will be phased across ten years from 2020-2030, with the initial phase focused on the urgent and immediate changes during years 2-4. These are the things that will have the greatest impact on the lives of children and young people and their families.

The Promise’s sole reason for being is to facilitate and support change, wherever that change needs to happen to make sure The Plan is honoured and embedded.

Above all, The Promise is accountable to the those with lived experience of Scotland’s system of care and will keep listening and reflecting, modelling the approach which all of Scotland’s services should embed as ‘business as usual’.

On 5 February 2020, the Care Review published seven reports, with ‘the promise’ narrating a vision for Scotland, built on five foundations. With cross-party support and broad commitment to #KeepThePromise, Scotland, its statutory agencies, local authorities, third sector and thousands of children and families knew that much needed to change to make sure that all Scotland’s children grow up ‘loved, safe and respected.’

The Promise team began work in July 2020 and is responsible for translating the findings of the Care Review into Plan 21-24.

Plan 21-24 is the first of 3 plans. It sets a series of outcomes that must be fulfilled by 2024.

It has been created through engagement with over 100 organisations who submitted their plans and discussed their ambitions with The Promise Scotland team.

The Oversight Board, reviewed, commented on and ratified Plan 21-24 and it was published on 31 March 2021.

Each year The Promise Scotland will produce a Change Programme setting out the priorities for the year and outlining the support The Promise Scotland will provide. Find out about the developing Change Programme here.

The Promise’s sole reason for being is to facilitate and support change, wherever that change needs to happen to make sure that Scotland will #KeepThePromise.

Plan 21-24

Timeline

October 2020

  • Recruitment for The Oversight Board with a majority of members with lived experience of the 'care system.' 
  • #KeepThePromise engagement to help organisations find their role in the work of change. 

November 2020

  • Recruitment for the majority care experienced Oversight Board ongoing.
  • Engagement with organisations ongoing with The Promise team available to help and support.

December 2020

  • Consolidation Period to discuss plans with organisations and review commitments 
  • All information collated into the overarching, multi-sector Plan

January 2021

  • The Plan will go to the Oversight Board who will decide if it works to #KeepThePromise

March 2021

  • Launch of The Plan 21-24 with the support of over 100 organisations to #KeepThePromise

Change Programme ONE

The Change Programme will be published at the end of May. It will outline who and what need to work together to drive towards the changes needed in Plan 21-24.

The Promise Scotland team needs your help to make sure Change Programme ONE is the best it can be.

The Promise Scotland also needs to make sure it is targeting its support in the right way to maximise transformative change.

Do engage with and get in touch with The Promise Scotland team at engagement@thepromise.scot and think about these questions:

  1. What support should The Promise Scotland provide to help fulfil the outcomes outlined in Plan 21-24?
  2. What are the barriers that could get in the way of fulfilling the outcomes in Plan 21-24?
  3. Change Programme ONE will be published at the end of May 2021-what should be its priority activities to begin to fulfil the outcomes in Plan 21-24?
  4. What else should The Promise Scotland be considering?

Response Form

Webinars

Signup to the Oversight Board Recruitment and #KeepThePromise webinars is now closed – recording and slides are available at our Resources page.