Correspondence relating to deaths amongst care experience young people: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

all correspondence - including emails, text, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal, Messenger or other electronic message, as well as copies of any handwritten messages or minutes/notes from in-person, phone or video call discussions - between media officials, policy officials and special advisers related to the response to a media inquiry by The Ferret news website about the record number of deaths amongst care experienced young people. The link to the relevant story follows:


Attached is a copy of all of the information requested. Per GDPR requirements personal information such as email address and names have been removed.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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