Today (Thursday 16 February), the Scottish Government has announced that the Chair of the Independent Review of Scotland’s Care System (Children and Young People) is Fiona Duncan, CEO of Lloyd TSB Foundation.
CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland) at the University of Strathclyde has been appointed to provide support and coordination of the delivery of the Review.
In response to this, Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director at CELCIS, commented: “We’re really enthusiastic about the potential of this Review to capture the imagination and hearts of how Scotland can enable a better future for our children and young people who have experienced adversity.
“The Review offers the opportunity for us to hear directly from young people themselves who have experienced care, which will help change the future of child care in Scotland for the better. This provides a real opportunity for Scotland to accelerate reform of our child care system, all with the interest of children and their wellbeing at its centre.
“Our support to Fiona and colleagues will include programme and stakeholder management, and expertise in relation to research and best practice. Fiona will undoubtedly be an inspiring and insightful Chair, and for CELCIS, we are excited to be playing our part within the Review.”
Mike Findlay, CELCIS Communications Manager
T: 0141 444 8512
CELCIS, based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, is committed to making positive and lasting improvements in the wellbeing of Scotland's children living in and on the edges of care. Taking a multi-agency, collaborative approach towards making lasting change, CELCIS works alongside leaders, managers and practitioners to break down barriers and forge new paths in order to change thinking and ways of working with everyone whose work touches the lives of vulnerable children and families.