The Best Place in the World work group will scope out the best of what works in other parts of the world and give full consideration to what Scotland can learn and do to be the best place to grow up.
Beth-Anne is currently a founding member of North Lanarkshire’s Champions Board TNT – Today not Tomorrow.
Beth-Anne is a non-executive director of Children’s Hearings Scotland and is the youngest person ever appointed to a non-departmental public body.
Beth-Anne is a board member for the secure care strategic review and chair of the STARR Board workstrand.
Beth-Anne says that being asked to be a co-chair is categorically the most exciting and terrifying opportunity she has had to date.
Beth-Anne’s hope for the Care Review is that we create and embed practice and culture where failing our young people is never an option.
John was a police officer for almost 39 years and was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2007 for distinguished police service. John helped to establish the Violence Reduction Unit which has a national remit to bring about sustainable reductions in violence.
John is on the boards of several groups (including the Children’s Parliament and the Poverty and Truth Commission) and worked with The Hunter Foundation assisting in developing a UK wide project in partnership with BBC Children in Need to improve the outcomes for children on the edge of care.
He is a passionate advocate of prevention, whole system thinking, early years and effective collaboration and the importance of human relationships and acknowledging the value of “being human”.
The co-chair joint pledge
“We pledge to continue doing all that we can to understand and plan what the Best Place looks like for people with lived experience. We will continue to be ‘unfearties’ in challenging what needs challenged, whilst being led by voice and evidence every step of the way.”
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