Getting it right for Looked After children: strategy and PACE project

Date: 2nd March 2016
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Looked after children
Author: Scottish Government

The national strategy for Looked After Children has been refreshed and the Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme has been extended.

Getting it Right for Looked After Children and Young People reflects on the importance of early engagement, early permanence decisions and improving the quality of care. Key statistics on page 4-5 might be useful for those looking at nationwide context for their projects for funding applications.

The Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme has been extended, and will now cover Dumfries and Galloway, North Lanarkshire, Shetland and Fife in addition to Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

This cross-team project works with statutory agencies, the children's hearings system and the Scottish Children's Reporter to reduce the time taken to find permanent homes for children in the care system.