Children 1st responds to The Promise Plan 21-24

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st, Scotland’s national children’s charity said:

“Scotland must be a country where all children are loved, cared for and respected. They should be able to live safely at home with their own families - where this isn’t possible the state must ensure they still get that care and respect in a safe and loving home. I am therefore delighted to welcome Plan 21-24, the exciting next phase of the Independent Care Review that has been published today.

“The Plan outlines how over the next three years we will keep the Promise made to children and young people. Support for families to help them stay together must be simple to access and joined-up – we must end the siloed approach. Help must be offered much earlier, to prevent families falling into crisis. The impact of childhood trauma, and what works to aid recovery, must be understood by every professional. Most of all, children, young people and their families have a right to be heard and have a say in all the decisions that affect their lives.

“At Children 1st, we are committed to doing what is required of us to deliver The Plan. We will continue to work with government and local authority partners to deliver the transformation needed. We must make sure we have a system that always helps families stay together where possible, protects children’s rights and offers early practical and emotional help to all who need it.”

Read Plan 21-24 in full on The Promise website.