The Independent Care Review in Scotland has the aim of identifying and delivering lasting change in the care system and leaving a legacy that will transform the wellbeing of children and young people.
This provides an excellent opportunity to address the major issues facing the fostering system in Scotland.
As well as encouraging our members to respond to the call for submissions and facilitating opportunities for the review to meet our members and care experienced young people, The Fostering Network has submitted our own response which we have structured into four interlinked areas:
the foster care system, which includes the way in which fostering is commissioned, delivered, regulated and inspected;
the foster care workforce, to include the status, role, and function of foster carers;
outcomes for children and young people in foster care; and
continuing implementation issues.