The Promise Scotland approached responding to this consultation guided by one question: will this proposal #KeepThePromise?
This involved a detailed process of looking at the NCS proposal alongside the Independent Care Review:
- Assessing it against the Care Review’s 80+ conclusions.
- Cross-referencing the Care Review conclusions with the Review of Adult Social Care conclusions
- Revisiting the Care Review’s Evidence Framework
- Considering the impact of the NCS proposal in relation to 12 composite stories developed with thousands of children & young people
- Assessing the implications of the proposed creation of NCS on the ongoing implementation of the Care Review as reported in Plan 21-24 and Change Programme ONE
Based on this evidence, @PromiseScot cannot reach a binary yes or no decision. Therefore, The Promise Scotland cannot say whether the proposals will or will not #KeepThePromise.
It will remain engaged in the national discussion and aim to support whatever decision is made as a result of this consultation but only on the basis that Scotland’s commitment to #KeepThePromise, as swiftly as it can, to its children and families, is maintained and clearly articulated.
Change remains urgent and must continue unabated and unimpeded during this debate – and beyond its conclusion.
All the Independent Care Review 80+ conclusions must be implemented, in sequence, at pace and in full.
There may be more than one way to do this, but there can be only one outcome: the promise is kept.
Read The Promise Scotland's response to the consultation in full here: