30 March 2022

Implementation Plan outlines commitments and actions to realising The Promise by 2030

The Scottish Government has today, (30 March) published its Keeping the Promise Implementation Plan, setting out their actions and commitments to realising The Promise of the Independent Care Review for children and young people with care experience, and their families and carers.

The Plan sets out the route-map for change, which requires a co-ordinated approach across all care, health, education and justice services, and the need for partners to work together. It details commitments and actions that Government is taking across all of its departments to ensure a good childhood; keep families together by recognising the need for the right support and the right time; and build capacity within the system to support this.

It is published as a partner to The Promise Plan 21-24 and Change Programme One.

Claire Burns, Director of CELCIS said:  

“This plan is an important step in achieving and sustaining the changes that infants, children, young people and their families have been promised, and to make a real difference in their day-to-day lives and experiences. We will continue to offer our expertise and support, alongside others, to realise The Promise of the Independent Care Review, and this detail from the Scottish Government on how they will work across their Directorates, underpinned by existing policy initiatives, is very welcome.

“Change is possible and it is happening – but we must further strengthen our knowledge and commitment to what it will truly take to realise this type of transformational change, in order that all children can flourish.”

Read the Implementation Plan