A responsibility to improve the futures of looked after children and young people
Part 9 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 outlines a range of duties for corporate parents across Scotland. These duties aim to ensure the attention and resources of corporate parents are focused on the task of safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of Scotland's looked after children and care leavers.
The duties came into effect on 1 April 2015. This means corporate parents should listen to the needs, fears and wishes of children and young people, and be proactive and determined in their collective efforts to address these.
CELCIS is here to support corporate parents. On this page you’ll find briefings and guidance to understand your statutory duties, and you can browse our suggested essential reading to find out more about the idea of corporate parenting.
Browse these useful resources to find out more about corporate parenting:
We offer a range of tailored support to public bodies to help them meet the new duties and responsibilities in the Act.
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