Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls
27 Jul 2020
Children in Scotland’s CEO Jackie Brock has taken up the offer of supporting Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Independent Care Review, to establish The Promise team and work programme.
It is a fixed term appointment that Jackie will deliver for two days a week during the autumn, while fulfilling her chief executive role with Children in Scotland.
In February, the findings of the Independent Care Review revealed a system that is fractured, bureaucratic and unfeeling for far too many children and families, and which fails to adequately value the voices and experiences of those within it.
The Promise is a blueprint for delivery of the review’s recommendations, focusing on complete reorganisation of how Scotland thinks, plans and prioritises for children and their families.
“The Promise team has been tasked with the most important transformation of children and family services in Scotland in a generation.
“I am delighted to be asked to contribute to this work and I know I will benefit from the advice and support of the Children in Scotland team, our members and partners. My contribution will begin on 1 September.”
Earlier this month the Scottish Government announced it was committing £4 million to make early progress on family support recommendations.
This will be as an initial investment in The Promise Fund, established to support early intervention and prevention work across Scotland in accordance with The Promise.