Health and Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing work group will understand, the conditions that result in infants, children and young people being taken into care in Scotland, what happens when they leave care, and the impact on their health and wellbeing.

Co-chairs

Adam Bennett

Adam recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh and is a member of the Fostering Network’s Young Champions Group.

Adam was in foster care for seven years lasting through his later high school and university life.

Adam also sits on the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce, which has been jointly commissioned by the Scottish Government and COSLA.

In his spare time he loves writing music and learning new things.

Gerry McLaughlin

Gerry McLaughlin is CEO of NHS Health Scotland, the country’s national board working to reduce health inequalities and improve population health.

Gerry qualified as a social worker in 1979 and spent the next 18 years in a number of front line, managerial and policy roles including work on residential child care, becoming Glasgow’s Principal Child Protection Officer in 1996.

Gerry currently chairs the Board of Trustees of Dr Nana, a charity supporting healthcare delivery in rural Ghana.

The Health and Wellbeing group pledge

“Our pledge is to: work together to ensure every care experienced person has the best possible chance to live a fulfilled and happy life.”

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