In October 2016, Scotland’s First Minister announced a national ‘root and branch’ review of care. This led to the establishment of a board featuring people who experienced the care system as they grew up and academic experts in this field. The next stage consisted of meeting with various individuals, groups and bodies involved in the care of children or who hold a particular interest in that field. During this stage the review hoped to gain a better understanding of the following points:
- What do we mean by a root and branch review? And that means being absolutely clear about what is part of the Review and what is not.
- What does good care and protection look like for children and young people in care?
CYCJ contributed this response, which we hope will go some way towards informing the national care review board in the months ahead.