Following roundtable discussions hosted by CELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland), a joint response to the Scottish Government's consultation on their draft National Strategy 'A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections' has been submitted.

Representatives from various organisations met to form a response to the consultation to ensure that the views and needs of care-experienced children and young people are fully represented and fully considered. The organisations who took part in the roundtable discussions include: CELCIS, Barnardo's Scotland, Befriending Networks, Children in Scotland, LGBT Youth Scotland, Staf, Who Cares? Scotland, and YouthLink Scotland.

This joint response outlines key issues for care-experienced children and young people, as well as a number of actions for improvement.

Read the Joint Response

- Find out more about 'A Connected Scotland'