New strategy to improve services for looked after children

Date: 8th December 2015
Category: Looked after children

The Children's Minister Aileen Campbell has announced new plans for looked after children which will aim to improve services and help ensure every child has a permanent home.

The Scottish Government's new Strategy for Looked After Children and Young People (LAC) claims it will:

  • ensure the right services are in place to support families as early as possible;
  • speed up decisions to reduce multiple placements and help all children have a permanent home;
  • provide better support matched to each child's needs;
  • benefit children who have traditionally been hard to place, such as those with additional support requirements;
  • introduce a degree qualification for residential staff and a mandatory learning and development framework for foster carers;
  • improve services and support organisations to meet the needs of children in care.
  • Download the looked after children strategy here.
  • Read more details of the announcement in the news release.