Supporting care-experienced young people

The Promise Partnership Fund extended.

A £4 million per year fund to help improve the lives of care-experienced young people will continue up to 2024-25.

The Promise Partnership Fund enables organisations to better support children and young people in or on the edges of care, as well as families who need it.

The fund is open to private, public and third sector organisations and care-experienced people will help make the final funding decisions.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has also welcomed publication of The Change Programme, which sets out what needs to happen over the next year to ensure Scotland keeps its Promise to improve the lives of children and young people in care.

Mr Swinney said:

"The Promise Partnership Fund is an important because it provides additional resources to help organisations make the changes needed to enrich the lives of children and young people in or on the edges care.

“I have written today to Fiona Duncan, chair of The Promise Scotland, welcoming publication of The Change Programme and committing to using that document as a lever to accelerate real and meaningful change to #KeepThePromise.

“We will continue to work with The Promise Scotland, with service partners and importantly children and families to ensure we drive forward the transformational change that is required to make Scotland the best place to grow up where all children are loved, safe, respected and realise their full potential.”


The Change Programme report.

Deputy First Minister letter to Fiona Duncan.


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