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Email the Looked After Children Team
Read Getting it right for Looked After Children and Young People
Read the Looked After Children data strategy
Read the main permanence report
Children identified as at risk at or before birth
Watch the PACE video on Vimeo
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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
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
Why do children and young people become 'looked after'?
What's involved in adoption, including from overseas?
How we're supporting kinship carers
What is fostering and how do we support it?
Get an overview of Scotland's residential childcare services
Preparing, and providing advice, guidance and help, for young people stopping being 'looked after'
Looked After Children at Home
The Scottish Guardianship Service helps young asylum seekers while their claim is assessed and their status determined
Overseeing progress and advising taking forward the recommendations for improving foster care
National Mentoring Scheme for looked after children and young people in Scotland
Centre for excellence for looked after children in Scotland
What we're doing to improve the life outcomes of children and young people who are - or have been - looked after.
Supporting local authorities and their partners to improve a child’s journey to permanence
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
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.
Page updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017