Participation Hub

Thank you for your interest in sharing your views.

The Care Review is now analysing all the insights and information that it has gathered and will conclude in early 2020.



What happens next?

After Friday 8 November, the Care Review’s Chair Fiona and her team will gather all the information that has been shared and create a final set of conclusions which will be peer-reviewed by people from the care community.

The Participation Hub, who have travelled all over Scotland to listen carefully to the experiences of care, will be feeding back on how all the stories and ideas are shaping the conclusions.

The team will do this in a variety of different ways to make sure everyone who wants to hear back is reached.

The Participation Hub will be able to talk about the changes that the Care Review will be calling for as a result of what has been heard.

If you would like to arrange this directly, or want to learn more, get in touch with the Participation Hub by email:

Learn more about the Participation Hub

Ways to get involved

The Independent Care Review would love to hear from anyone who has views on the care system in Scotland.

The Care Review would like to hear from and talk to:

  • Children and young people
  • Care leavers of all ages
  • Families and carers with experience of the care system
  • Individuals and organisations working with and for children and families

The Participation Hub

The Participation Hub is your central point to take part in the Independent Care Review and there are lots of ways for you to get involved. The Care Review is keen to hear from people who haven’t been in touch before, as well as continuing conversations with anyone who has already taken part.

Throughout 2019, there will be a range of activities and opportunities to suit anyone who wants to get involved.

The Care Review really wants to hear what you think about the care system in Scotland.

You can get in touch by emailing the Participation Hub or sign up below and say how you want to be involved.

You can find out more about taking part and what this involves in the Participation Hub information booklet.

A workbook has been created as one of the ways to take part.  If you would like to share your views this way or you know someone who you would like to support to take part please get in touch.

Something for everyone

Here are the different ways currently available to take part – you can choose as many of them as you like.

Join a roadshow event

Roadshow Event

The Care Review is touring all over Scotland to hear from people about how they think care should be. Keep an eye on the calendar of where the Care Review is going and book on to one of these fun events.

A group creation

A group creation

If you’ve been part of a group that’s created a film, artwork or anything that you think the Care Review should know about then please get in touch!

Represent others

Represent others

If you work on behalf of any group of people that you think should have a say in the Care Review then please get in touch. It’s important that the Review hears from as wide and diverse a group of people as possible. All voices are welcome!

1-2-1 conversations

1-2-1 conversations

If you can’t make a roadshow event then the Care Review will come to you to hear about your experience. Get in touch with your details to arrange a visit.

Your own creation

Your own creation

If you’ve created a blog, a piece of music, art or anything that you think the Care Review should see, then please get in touch.





If you work for an organisation or group that has something to say about any aspect of Scotland’s care system please get in touch.



Visiting your group

Visiting your group

Are you part of a group who would like to share your experience with the Care Review? Get in touch with your details and the Review will come and visit you.




There will be fun and creative ways to take part using digital tools.






If you are a carer, or family of, someone in care and would like to share your experience then the Care Review would love to hear from you. Please get touch.


Taking part and wellbeing

Taking part in activities can involve conversations about experiences or issues that you may find difficult. The Care Review is fully committed to making sure that you are given the support that you need to take part in a way that feels safe and right for you.

Many organisations involved in the Care Review already provide individual support to young people who have engaged through them, and the Care Review encourages people to use any existing and familiar support networks that are in place.

The Care Review also works with Health in Mind who are providing a dedicated wellbeing service to anyone who is taking part who does not have existing support in place.

You can also can contact Health in Mind by phone on 0131 225 8508 or by emailing

If you wish to you can complete a self referral form for Health in mind and email to the address above.

Pictures from the Participation Hub launch


Sign up here!

Any information you share with the Independent Care Review will be held securely and sensitively and will only be used with your consent. If you have any issues completing this form or would like more information, please get in touch at or call 0141 444 8527.

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