The Promise Scotland is responsible for driving the work of change demanded by the conclusions of the Care Review.
It works with all organisations who have responsibility or wish to support shifts in policy, practice, and culture so Scotland can #KeepThePromise it made to care experienced infants, children, young people, adults, and their families - that every child grows up loved, safe and respected, able to realise their full potential.
The Care Review stated that it is imperative to go beyond consultation and work in collaboration with those with lived experience of care, for both service improvement and service redesign. the promise is clear in its vision that those supported by services should be involved in their design and delivery.
A key challenge facing Scotland in making the necessary changes happen, lies in its data landscape; that is, what data is collected, as well as how that data is collected, used, and understood. The majority of organisations and bodies who engaged with the Care Review cited challenges with data collection, access and sharing as barriers to service delivery. The current ways of ‘doing data’ are insufficient to support the monitoring and evaluation of progress towards #KeepThePromise both nationally and locally and are not capable of supporting progressive transformational change. Crucially, the Care Review made clear that the way Scotland currently uses data is fundamentally flawed, since it does not reflect what matters to children and families.
Shifting the data landscape and doing data differently is a key part of Plan 21-24.
Working closely with a multi-disciplinary team , who are building The Promise Data Map as a first step toward this shift, The Promise Scotland is looking for a highly motivated person to provide maternity cover for our current Doing Data Differently Manager.
Primarily project managing The Promise Data Map, the Doing Data Differently manager role will involve working alongside colleagues at national, local, and service levels to deliver programmes of work to align data systems, collection and analysis methodologies to the promise and what matters to children and families.
Alongside this work, The Promise Scotland will develop and model new ways of doing data, evidence, and monitoring, through its internal processes, and its public facing website and online tools such as the Change Programme.