Launch of the Scottish Care Leavers' Covenant

Published in News on 22 Oct 2015

Today, 22nd October 2015, marks the launch of the Scottish Care Leavers' Covenant, which is being held at The Princes Trust in Glasgow. This coincides with National Care Leavers Week which runs over 22-30th October 2015.

The Scottish Care Leavers' Covenant is a bold and committed promise to young people who have experience of the care system: that they matter. It will support corporate parents to deliver changes in action and practice to bring improvement and consistency to the care of these young people.

The Covenant offers clear guidance on how to meet the needs of young people who are often disadvantaged as a result of their care experiences. It provides a set of guiding principles and actions required to support the implementation of the Aftercare section of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

The Covenant has been created by an 'Alliance' of stakeholders: CELCIS, Barnardo's Scotland, Who Cares? Scotland, Quarriers, Life Changes Trust, the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ), Iriss and the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum.

It will make change happen for care leavers.

Read and sign the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant.