10 March 2021

CELCIS's commitment to keeping The Promise

Today (10 March 2021) CELCIS has published details of the commitment and offer we continue to make to advance the changes and improvements called for in the publication of the findings and conclusions of Scotland’s Independent Care Review in The Promise.

Over the last year, CELCIS has outlined our pledge to Keep The Promise and how we are working with The Promise Team and those working to support children, young people and their families across Scotland to realise the ambitions set out.

We want to see a world where children and young people have safe, healthy, happy, and loving childhoods, and are supported to be everything they want and hope to be.

This vision is informed by the gap that exists between their current experiences and life chances and what they deserve to be. Our vision and ambitions are in complete alignment with the full realisation of The Promise. We fully share The Promise’s ambitions for a new ground-breaking approach to support children and families, and these have provided us with a renewed determination to play an important part in helping to deliver on the national and local collective change required.

Claire Burns, Director (Acting), said:

"In the first year since the publication of The Promise, we have been offering, and will continue to offer, support in partnership to deliver The Promise for Scotland’s infants, children, young people and families. Our door is open. Let us know how we can help you to make the changes we all want to see."

As Scotland’s Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, we remain ready and willing to work together in collaboration with The Promise Team and many others to help Scotland fulfil The Promise, and much of the work that we are currently delivering is supporting others to improve and make these changes happen now.