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Foster Care Oral Question, 18/06/15 [S]

During General Question Time on 18 June 2015 Roderick Campbell (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what its response is to the Fostering Network Scotland’s survey that found children to be moving too many times while in care.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona McLeod, replied that the Scottish Government recognises the need for all children and young people, including those who are in care, to live in a safe, secure, permanent and nurturing home. Regrettably, too many children and young people in care experience drift and delay, which leads to multiple placements. The Scottish Government is working with the centre for excellence for looked after children in Scotland—CELCIS—to deliver our permanence and care excellence programme, which brings together partners, including local authorities, children’s hearings, health, education and the courts to look at how they can improve systems and practice to deliver permanence more quickly for looked-after children and young people.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 June 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 18 June 2015