First Minister announces ‘root and branch’ review

First minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced this ‘root and branch’ review of the care system so that we can get it right for the most vulnerable children and young people in Scotland.


On the Review, the First Minister said:

“As First Minister, I am determined that we act now to change the course for the young people who depend on us to make sure they enjoy safe, fulfilling, secure and loving childhoods.

“This review will therefore be root and branch. It will look at the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos of the system. And it will be driven and shaped by care experienced young people themselves.

“This is a precious opportunity to make a difference and I am determined to grasp it.”

Read the full statement made by the First Minister on 16 February when announcing Fiona Duncan as independent chair of the Review.

Source: Independent Care Review

The review of care in Scotland wants to hear from parents and families about care.

The first question they want to answer is ‘what is a root and branch review? ” that is an opportunity to say that there needs to be effort to keep children safely with their families,and to help families to be able to care for their children.

Find out more:  Independent Care Review