Scotland was the first country to establish a bold Care Review driven by those with experience of care.
The Promise emerged from this Review; developed to implement the conclusions of the Review and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable children and young people. Making The Promise reality requires an equally radical approach to design and implementation.
The recent Independent Review of Adult Social Care referenced The Promise, recognising that children, families and adults requiring support do not lead their lives according to administrative boundaries or arrangements.
Findings from these reviews compel us to forge close joint working practices. Everyone involved in the delivery of adults and children’s services is being challenged to consider how to work together better. We must think beyond child and adult silos for the benefit of Falkirk’s children, young people, adults and families and to achieve a cohesive, fit for purpose workforce.
To learn more about the Promise and be inspired about what you and your colleagues can do to ‘Keep The Promise’, please see below two recorded Webinar sessions, held in August 2021.
The webinar sessions were facilitated and co-presented by ‘Falkirk’s Champs’, a group of passionate care experienced young people working together with corporate parents to influence and change policy and practice impacting children and young people. They are also involved in improving service design, commissioning and funding decisions so these better meet their needs.