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Looked After Children and Young People

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Minister for Early Years and Childcare writes to all foster carers in Scotland

As part of Foster Care Fortnight 2016, The Minister for Early Years and Childcare has written to all foster carers in Scotland.
Read the Minister’s letter

Strategy to improve services for looked after children

Plans for looked after children will improve services and help ensure every child has a permanent home.
Read Getting it Right for Looked After Children and Young People
Read the Looked After Children data strategy

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    Centre for excellence for looked after children in Scotland

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  • PACE

    Supporting local authorities and their partners to improve a child’s journey to permanence

National Review of Foster Care recommendations - Progress report

The National Review of Foster Care made six recommendations for improvement in its final report which the Scottish Government responded to in January 2014. We have published a progress update on these recommendations.
Read the October 2016 progress update
Scottish Government response, Jan 2014 | National Review of Foster Care final report

Improving the life chance of Looked After Children and care leavers

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that all looked after children and care leavers get the support they need to become healthy, confident and responsible members of the community. We are working with our partners in local government and the voluntary sector to make sure we are all better corporate parents, keeping the individual at the centre of planning processes and developing services tailored to their needs and aspirations.