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Children's Rights: legislation is not enough
Friday, 12 November 2021

The recent Supreme Court decision that certain provisions of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill were beyond the competence of the Scottish Parliament was a huge disappointment.

The Promise Scotland response to a National Care Service for Scotland consultation
Wednesday, 03 November 2021

The Promise Scotland approached responding to this consultation guided by one question: will this proposal #KeepThePromise?

Fiona Duncan: One question and one question only series: The Promise Scotland's approach and methodology for responding to the NCS consultation
Friday, 29 October 2021

Fiona Duncan focuses on the approach the Promise Scotland has taken to inform its response to the NCS consultation, and the methodology deployed to reach its position. 

The Promise Scotland’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) Interim Report on the Children’s Social Care Market published on 22nd October
Monday, 25 October 2021

The Promise Scotland welcomes the CMA's report, which it notes reinforces the analysis set out by the Independent Care Review.

William Lindsay: Outrage and shame are not enough
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Yesterday it was 3 years since William Lindsay died, at just 16 years old in Polmont Young Offenders Institution. Outrage and shame were the right response – but alone they are not nearly enough.

Fiona Duncan: The death of one child or young person is one too many
Sunday, 24 October 2021

The Promise Scotland's full response to the news that a record number of young people died in care during lockdown.

Fiona Duncan: One question and one question only series: What are the challenges and risks of the creation of a single National Care Service to #KeepThePromise?
Friday, 08 October 2021

The Chair of The Promise Scotland continues this blog series, focusing on the challenges and risks a National Care Service may pose to keeping the promise.

Fiona Duncan: Programme for Government
Tuesday, 07 September 2021

The Chair of The Promise Scotland comments on the commitment in Scotland's 2021 Programme for Government to establish a Whole Family Wellbeing Fund.

Fiona Duncan: One question and one question only series: What are the opportunities offered by a National Care Service?
Friday, 03 September 2021

A consideration of some of the opportunities for positive change that a National Care Service could offer.