Fiona Duncan - Programme for Government

In February 2020, Scottish Government accepted in full the Independent Care Review’s conclusions and, alongside others, made a promise to Scotland’s children and families. This meant that wherever children are safe in their families and feel loved they must stay, and families must be given support together to nurture that love and overcome the difficulties which get in the way. By committing to…

Fiona Duncan: One question and one question only series: What are the opportunities offered by a National Care Service?

On 9 August the Scottish Government commenced a 12-week consultation on the creation of a National Care Service. Their proposal is that the National Care Service also includes children’s social work and social care services. The Promise Scotland’s response will be guided by one question only: will it #KeepThePromise? What follows is a consideration of some of the opportunities for positive change that the proposal could offer.