These are our bairns: a guide for community planning partnerships on being a good corporate parent

Guidance for councils and their community planning partners on how to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people, and care leavers.



Members of the Corporate Parent Working Group, with special thanks to Fiona Lees, East Ayrshire Council; Julie Anderson, Scottish Government; Safaa Baxter, East Renfrewshire Council; Viv Boyle, Scottish Government; Paul Carberry, NCH; Anna Fowlie, Scottish Government; Leon Fulcher, Kibble; Marc Henrickson, SWIA; Boyd McAdam, Scottish Government; Sharon Mcalees, Inverclyde Council; Graham McCann, Scottish Government; Professor Jim McGoldrick, NHS Fife; Ilona Richards, Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum; Neil McKechnie, HMIe; Robert Nicol, ; Chris Robinson, SWIA; Lynn Townsend, West Dunbartonshire Council, Anne Wallace, Glasgow City Council, George Nedley and Davie Duncan, Scottish Government for their valuable contributions to this guidance.

Special thanks also to the people who agreed to be interviewed for the vignettes which illustrate this guidance, and to John Clark for undertaking this work. Also, to the young people from the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare forum who provided their views on corporate parenting, and to Mhairi Boyle for illustrating their views.



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