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Cross Border Placement Proposal

On 6 January 2022, The Scottish Government issued a short consultation on the policy relating to placing children and young people into Scottish residential care when a High Court in England or Wales has granted a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) order. The Promise Scotland submitted its significant concerns surrounding the proposal in January and the response can be read here.   Plan 21-24 makes clear that by 2024 there must be a strategic planning process for children and young people in Scotland that reflects the aims and principles of the promise and ends the practice of cross border placements.

Fiona Duncan: one question and one question only series: democratic wellbeing relies on us trusting that our voice will be heard in decisions that affect us

Last Tuesday, 1st February, three months after receiving them, Scottish Government published 1,098 responses to its consultation on the National Care Service. Of course, the sheer number of responses will have impacted how long was needed to prepare them for publication, including the permission and redaction process.