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Keeping The Promise for Children in Care System

Keeping The Promise for Children in Care System

Clackmannanshire Council has committed to fulfilling ‘The Promise’ to ensure that children in the care system are listened to and experience a less fractured and bureaucratic system during some of the most difficult times of their lives.

The Promise is a Scotland-wide blueprint to deliver on the national Independent Care Review’s recommendations.
 
The five key foundations of Care in The Promise are:

  • Voice:
    • children must be heard and listened to in all of the decisions about their care.
  • Family:
    • whenever possible, families should be supported to stay together with their children. Our first priority should be to do all we can to keep children out of care and with their own families.
  • Care:
    • where living with their own family isn’t possible, children must stay with their brothers and sisters where safe to do so, and they must belong to a stable, loving home.
  • People:
    • those in the workforce and wider community who look after children must be well supported so that they in turn can provide compassionate care and decision making.
  • Scaffolding:
    • the system that surrounds all of this - the system of help, decision-making, support and accountability - must be more supportive and responsive

The Council has pledged that we will work to keep The Promise, putting children and families at the heart of what we do so that every child grows up loved, safe and respected, able to realise their full potential. 

Work is underway to meet those challenges, with reports on progress made to the People Committee.

You can find out more about The Promise on its website.

For Further Information Contact

Social Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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