In October 2016, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that there would be a Root and Branch review of Scotland’s care system. Staf is absolutely committed to ensuring that your voice and that of your young people is heard. On this page you will find our initial response to the review, along with some useful background reading.
The Chair of the review will be Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland. CELCIS have taken on the secretariat function of the review, and the Scottish Government lead is Miranda MacIntosh of the Care Review and Family Justice Modernisation team.
Fiona Duncan has an impressive record in Scotland’s third sector, and personal experience of the care system. Staf believes she is uniquely well-qualified to lead the review and we congratulate her warmly on her appointment.
Managers’ Response to Root and Branch Review (February 2017)
Read the responses from managers across Scotland from our Managers’ Forum on 22nd February 2017 in Stirling.
First Minister in the Frame (February 2017)
Read about the young people who spent a morning with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she learned more about Scotland’s care system.
Staf Response to the Review (February 2017)
Our response to the Root and Branch Review, announced by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in October 2016.
Staf Care Day Press Release (February 2017)
Our press release on Care Day 2017 around the Root and Branch Review.
Scottish Government Press Release – Review Chair Announcement (February 2017)
The announcement from the Scottish Government confirming that the new Chair of the Root and Branch Review is Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of the Lloyds TSB Foundation.
Staf #EveryCareLeaverDeservesLove Video (October 2016)
One of the videos from the #EveryCareLeaverDeservesLove campaign on Twitter of a practitioner sharing their story of a positive relationship with a young person.
New Zealand Care Review Final Report (December 2015)
The Final Report on the review of the care system carried out in New Zealand.
Staying Put Scotland (October 2013)
Scottish Government guidance for local authorities and other corporate parents on encouraging young people to remain in their care settings for longer as part of a staged transition towards adulthood and greater independence.
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