Children 1st reaffirms commitment to the Promise

On the anniversary of the publication of the Independent Care Review (known as the Promise) we are reaffirming our commitment to support families and transform systems to #KeepthePromise.

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st said: “At Children 1st we are working tirelessly to uphold and advance children’s rights to be safely raised in their own families and communities.

A year ago today the Independent Care Review recommendations – known as the Promise - recognised that to transform the care system emotional, practical and financial family support must be available for every family, where and when they need it. At Children 1st our commitment to supporting families and transforming systems to #KeepthePromise is unwavering.

In East Renfrewshire we are working alongside local GPs to offer universal early help and support to children and families experiencing issues with emotional wellbeing. In Aberdeen we are developing three new family wellbeing hubs bringing partners together with a shared budget, vision and approach to meet the emerging needs of children and families as the full effects of covid-19 are felt. In communities across the country we are supporting kinship care families to stay strong in the face of the incredible challenges they face. And, with the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery we are developing Scotland’s first Barnahus, transforming justice, health and care approaches so that the needs and rights of children and their families at their centre.”