Our news helps everyone working with and for children in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and with care leavers, to keep up to speed with what's going on in the sector, here in Scotland, and further afield.

The way forward for children’s care in Scotland set out as The Promise Scotland publishes Plan 21-24

31 March 2021
The Promise has published the first of three plans for the decade ahead outlining how Scotland will Keep The Promise of the revi…

Children’s Children’s Social Work Statistics for Scotland published

30 March 2021
The Scottish Government has published the latest official annual Children’s Social Work Statistics for Scotland.

An Appreciation of Professor Joyce Lishman

22 March 2021
With the death of Joyce Lishman we have lost someone who had a huge impact on social work and social care practice in Scotland o…

Children's rights given new protection in Scots Law

16 March 2021
The Scottish Parliament has today (16 March) passed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (Incorporat…

Scotland’s legislation for financial redress scheme approved

11 March 2021
The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation to establish a Redress Scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care in …