The Promise (Scotland)

The Independent Care Review in Scotland aimed to identify and deliver lasting change in the care system and leaving a legacy that will transform the wellbeing of children and young people. Their final report was called 'The Promise'. The Scottish Government accepted all of the Review's recommendations in February 2020, committing to keep The Promise. The Promise team are now overseeing the implementation of the recommendations across Scotland.

The Fostering Network is committed to keeping The Promise. 

This includes: 

  • Amending our use of language and establishing a language and re-framing group.
  • Continuing to place the voice of children and young people at the heart of our work by establishing a young person's advisory group aimed at amplifying the voice of young people in the fostering community in Scotland.
  • Continuing to deliver projects which align with the current work strands in Plan 21-24 including: 
  • Taking a proactive child centred approach to our work, for example, rewriting our allegations, concerns and complaints signpost

Our engagement with The Promise:

  • We received Promise funding for a Promise Implementation Manager from August 2021 to June 2023, including 'A Good Childhood Funding' to establish the young person’s advisory board.
  • We are supporting The Promise to consult with foster carers on the Children's Hearing System re-design.

Our engagement with the care review: