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Embedding the principles of The Promise

...of The Promise into everything we do. Working directly with children and young people with care experience, and with professionals supporting them, we have kept firm sight of the recommendations included in the Independent Care Review...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...bid to gain funding from The Promise, allowing the team to allocate resources targeted towards care experienced young people’s education. As part of our Children’s Views work, we gathered the views of even more children aged 12-15 with...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...at Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more), shares why accountability is key when supporting care experienced people. Since the late 1970s, Who Cares? Scotland has been a source of support, a champion of rights and a powerhouse of progress...


Access to Childcare Fund

Young people with care experience at the heart of new project

... Young people with care experience at the heart of new project 24 Sep 2019 Children in Scotland and Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf) are delighted to announce their partnership with young people with care experience to design...


"care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve to belong"

... "care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve the same as all of us: to belong" 13 October 2022 The Home and Belonging evaluation demonstrates why security and support is fundamental for young people with...

belonging care care experience home home and belonging homelessness housing Participation rights

‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

... ‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people Media Release 12 October 2022 Supportive relationships, appropriate housing, and adults transferring decision-making power are key to securing good...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...Every Child (click here for more) – an organisation dedicated to reframing how we talk about care experience -  to deliver its ‘Introduction to Framing’ session as part of their challenging stigma priority work. The Board members used...


Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central
additional support for learning ASL Brexit childcare early learning and childcare Early years inclusion

Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds
access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Collective understanding and support across Scottish society will help deliver Care Review’s vision

...in Scotland’s future. I hope it marks a profound change in how we value young people with care experience and their role in shaping the care system and care policy. “It is the culmination of three years’ work during which 5,500...


25 Calls response: The Care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

...has been welcomed, and I have never once felt I was involved in the Review solely because of my care experience. I have led through the ‘journey’ phase with people like Lisa Macrae, Sue Brookes, John Carnochan and Denisha Killoh as equals....


Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

25 Calls response: Improving care cannot wait

...of care in Scotland. We must continue to listen to those who have lived in fostering households (care experienced young people, foster carers and their children) to make sure they lead the improvements to the system that we know are so badly...


A once in a lifetime experience – what FMQT Next Generation meant to one group of young people

25 Calls response: The hope is that people can acknowledge the assumptions that they make about those in care and challenge them

...responds to Call 7 of our 25 Calls campaign. Carmel is a member of a representative group of care experienced people called ‘The Collective’ and explains her hopes for how they will be part of the changes to come. Call 7: Support the...


Young carers’ views on heritage showcased at People’s Story exhibition

25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund
additional support needs childcare early learning funding

How can we support young carers in education settings?

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age
Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...the organisation's Head of Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout his career. Now Children in Scotland’s commitment to...


25 & Up: After a year of adversity, change is coming – and Scotland is more determined than ever to Keep the Promise

...and a vision for the Scotland that together we could be. Driven by the voices of thousands of care experienced babies, infants, children, adults and families as well as the paid and unpaid workforce, the demand was for a Scotland where every...

25 and Up 25 calls campaign care care experience care experienced Care Review fiona duncan the Promise

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech

...is The Promise – the national mission, so close to my heart, to improve the life chances of care experienced young people and ensure that they grow up nurtured and loved. “My commitment to these young people will be lifelong.” She also...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
animation Children law young people

New report explores poverty and the care system

...“The overarching ambition of The Scottish Government in its commitment to Keep the Promise for care experienced children, young people and their families is to keep families together where it is safe to do so and to provide the support that is...

care system Children Poverty research

Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work

...the essential work of foster carers in Scotland Posted 25.05.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people foster care the Promise Every year, thousands of children in Scotland and around the UK require care because...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

New funding announced to improve childcare
childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Website launches for care support staff

...of hope' launches for care support staff Posted 10 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson care care experience Following research into experiences with care services, a university-led project has launched a new web toolkit to help support...

care care experience

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers

...minimum allowance for foster carers Posted 4 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond care experienced foster care A new report has revealed a postcode lottery for funding for children, young people and the foster carers...

care experienced foster care

Creative expressions of care

...care system Posted 19 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image credit: Julie Howden. Arts care care experience young carers National Theatre of Scotland will stream a free package of theatre work for three weeks, including a filmed script...

Arts care care experience young carers

It's time to deliver change in foster care

...change. Now it's time to deliver Posted 11 Aug, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health A recent report has...

ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
ASL Children's rights Mental Health

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...shows poor planning for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

We need to foster a care system built on love

...supported in practice Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond advocacy care experience Legislation Protecting and supporting the sibling relationships of care experienced children and young people is...

advocacy care experience Legislation

Access to Childcare Fund

Call 7: Support the aims and work of the Care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future

...recognises the importance of brothers and sisters, parents, extended family and trusted adults. care experienced infants, children and young people will thrive in supportive and stable learning and work environments, ensuring they have the...


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences from the earliest age
25 calls

The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

Shilla Shomai

...Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care experienced parents in Scotland and England. Leveraging her lived experiences, Shilla has influenced governmental policies and practices,...

shomai

Building Happier Futures

.../ A young Scot designs charity tote with John Lewis to “represent the brilliance of care experienced people” Posted 19.01.24 by Alice Hinds Arts care experience charity children and young...

Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

30th anniversary

...30, the organisation's Head of Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout his career. Now Children in Scotland’s commitment to...


Insight - Issue 3

...disadvantaged communities. From addressing stigma and campaigning for equality for those who are care experienced, to those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma and disadvantage, this issue discusses how we can make progress on...


Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase

...enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase Posted 18.10.23 by Alice Hinds art care experienced people care system digital The Why Not? Trust is seeking artwork from parents with care experience, which will be...

art care experienced people care system digital

Young people united through street art

... The mural at Cathedral St, Glasgow Magazine / Unique initiative unites care experienced young people through street art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold...

art care care experienced people creativity

Have your say to help #KeepThePromise

...survey launched to help #KeepThePromise Posted 30.06.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people Care Review the Promise Charities, organisations and individuals around the country are being encouraged to...

care care experienced people Care Review the Promise

Undergrad students to receive more financial support

...support, starting with Autumn 2023 uplift Posted 14 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates The Scottish Government has announced an...

care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

CELCIS Christmas Card competition 2022

...card design competition now open Posted 29 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Arts care experience creative School-aged children and young people with care experience are being invited to submit their designs for this...

Arts care experience creative

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding

...Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding Posted 11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The Scottish Government has announced...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people


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Embedding the principles of The Promise

...of The Promise into everything we do. Working directly with children and young people with care experience, and with professionals supporting them, we have kept firm sight of the recommendations included in the Independent Care Review...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...bid to gain funding from The Promise, allowing the team to allocate resources targeted towards care experienced young people’s education. As part of our Children’s Views work, we gathered the views of even more children aged 12-15 with...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...at Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more), shares why accountability is key when supporting care experienced people. Since the late 1970s, Who Cares? Scotland has been a source of support, a champion of rights and a powerhouse of progress...


Young people with care experience at the heart of new project

... Young people with care experience at the heart of new project 24 Sep 2019 Children in Scotland and Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf) are delighted to announce their partnership with young people with care experience to design...


"care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve to belong"

... "care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve the same as all of us: to belong" 13 October 2022 The Home and Belonging evaluation demonstrates why security and support is fundamental for young people with...

belonging care care experience home home and belonging homelessness housing Participation rights

‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

... ‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people Media Release 12 October 2022 Supportive relationships, appropriate housing, and adults transferring decision-making power are key to securing good...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...Every Child (click here for more) – an organisation dedicated to reframing how we talk about care experience -  to deliver its ‘Introduction to Framing’ session as part of their challenging stigma priority work. The Board members used...


Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central
additional support for learning ASL Brexit childcare early learning and childcare Early years inclusion

Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and parents’, new report finds
access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Collective understanding and support across Scottish society will help deliver Care Review’s vision

...in Scotland’s future. I hope it marks a profound change in how we value young people with care experience and their role in shaping the care system and care policy. “It is the culmination of three years’ work during which 5,500...


25 Calls response: The Care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

...has been welcomed, and I have never once felt I was involved in the Review solely because of my care experience. I have led through the ‘journey’ phase with people like Lisa Macrae, Sue Brookes, John Carnochan and Denisha Killoh as equals....


Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

25 Calls response: Improving care cannot wait

...of care in Scotland. We must continue to listen to those who have lived in fostering households (care experienced young people, foster carers and their children) to make sure they lead the improvements to the system that we know are so badly...


A once in a lifetime experience – what FMQT Next Generation meant to one group of young people

25 Calls response: The hope is that people can acknowledge the assumptions that they make about those in care and challenge them

...responds to Call 7 of our 25 Calls campaign. Carmel is a member of a representative group of care experienced people called ‘The Collective’ and explains her hopes for how they will be part of the changes to come. Call 7: Support the...


Young carers’ views on heritage showcased at People’s Story exhibition

25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund
additional support needs childcare early learning funding

How can we support young carers in education settings?

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age
Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...the organisation's Head of Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout his career. Now Children in Scotland’s commitment to...


25 & Up: After a year of adversity, change is coming – and Scotland is more determined than ever to Keep the Promise

...and a vision for the Scotland that together we could be. Driven by the voices of thousands of care experienced babies, infants, children, adults and families as well as the paid and unpaid workforce, the demand was for a Scotland where every...

25 and Up 25 calls campaign care care experience care experienced Care Review fiona duncan the Promise


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Shilla Shomai

...Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care experienced parents in Scotland and England. Leveraging her lived experiences, Shilla has influenced governmental policies and practices,...

shomai


Access to Childcare Fund

The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

30th anniversary

...30, the organisation's Head of Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced children and young people has been a thread running throughout his career. Now Children in Scotland’s commitment to...



No results found.


No results found.


Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
post

...is The Promise – the national mission, so close to my heart, to improve the life chances of care experienced young people and ensure that they grow up nurtured and loved. “My commitment to these young people will be lifelong.” She also...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
postanimation Children law young people

New report explores poverty and the care system
post

...“The overarching ambition of The Scottish Government in its commitment to Keep the Promise for care experienced children, young people and their families is to keep families together where it is safe to do so and to provide the support that is...

care system Children Poverty research

Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work
post

...the essential work of foster carers in Scotland Posted 25.05.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people foster care the Promise Every year, thousands of children in Scotland and around the UK require care because...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

New funding announced to improve childcare
postchildcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Website launches for care support staff
post

...of hope' launches for care support staff Posted 10 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson care care experience Following research into experiences with care services, a university-led project has launched a new web toolkit to help support...

care care experience

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers
post

...minimum allowance for foster carers Posted 4 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond care experienced foster care A new report has revealed a postcode lottery for funding for children, young people and the foster carers...

care experienced foster care

Creative expressions of care
post

...care system Posted 19 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image credit: Julie Howden. Arts care care experience young carers National Theatre of Scotland will stream a free package of theatre work for three weeks, including a filmed script...

Arts care care experience young carers

It's time to deliver change in foster care
post

...change. Now it's time to deliver Posted 11 Aug, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health A recent report has...

ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
postASL Children's rights Mental Health

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

...shows poor planning for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

We need to foster a care system built on love
post

...supported in practice Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond advocacy care experience Legislation Protecting and supporting the sibling relationships of care experienced children and young people is...

advocacy care experience Legislation

Call 7: Support the aims and work of the Care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future
post

...recognises the importance of brothers and sisters, parents, extended family and trusted adults. care experienced infants, children and young people will thrive in supportive and stable learning and work environments, ensuring they have the...


Call 24: Ensure all children can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences from the earliest age
post25 calls

Building Happier Futures
post

.../ A young Scot designs charity tote with John Lewis to “represent the brilliance of care experienced people” Posted 19.01.24 by Alice Hinds Arts care experience charity children and young...

Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Insight - Issue 3
post

...disadvantaged communities. From addressing stigma and campaigning for equality for those who are care experienced, to those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma and disadvantage, this issue discusses how we can make progress on...


Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase
post

...enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase Posted 18.10.23 by Alice Hinds art care experienced people care system digital The Why Not? Trust is seeking artwork from parents with care experience, which will be...

art care experienced people care system digital

Young people united through street art
post

... The mural at Cathedral St, Glasgow Magazine / Unique initiative unites care experienced young people through street art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold...

art care care experienced people creativity

Have your say to help #KeepThePromise
post

...survey launched to help #KeepThePromise Posted 30.06.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people Care Review the Promise Charities, organisations and individuals around the country are being encouraged to...

care care experienced people Care Review the Promise

Undergrad students to receive more financial support
post

...support, starting with Autumn 2023 uplift Posted 14 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates The Scottish Government has announced an...

care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

CELCIS Christmas Card competition 2022
post

...card design competition now open Posted 29 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Arts care experience creative School-aged children and young people with care experience are being invited to submit their designs for this...

Arts care experience creative

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding
post

...Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding Posted 11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The Scottish Government has announced...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people