31 May 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed to a reception of care experienced young people that the full independent care review group is established.
The members have been appointed to support the Chair, Fiona Duncan, to undertake the first phase – the ‘Discovery Stage’ which will look to answer: what we mean by a root and branch review; and what good care and protection looks like for the 15,000 children and young people in care in Scotland today.
First Minister said:
The care system must and can do better by our most vulnerable children and young people. They need to know they are loved and feel cared for – this review is not about determining if this can be achieved, but how we create a system that puts love for the children it cares for at its heart.
Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Review said:
My hope is that today’s announcement and event marks the beginning of the conversation. We really can, will and must deliver a Review that changes lives and is transformational. Without the voice of care experience, this Review would not be happening – and without that voice, it will not deliver.
— Fiona Duncan (@fionacarereview) May 31, 2017
— Martin Crewe (@CreweMartin) May 30, 2017
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) May 30, 2017
The First Minister, Fiona Duncan with Calum and Helen and the launch.