News and updates

1000 Voices events for children and young people

Posted: 31 August 2017

The Independent Care Review is currently offering a number of ways for people to take part in the Review.

Throughout September, there will be a series of interactive workshops organised by 1000 voices on behalf of the Review that are for children and young people with care experience.

If you care for and work with children and young people who have care experience, you are also welcome to come along to these events.

If there is a young person who you think might be interested in attending, we would encourage that you or another person who they trust or are comfortable with are attending with them.  We hope you can make it along.  The events are taking place on the following dates - please register attendance through Eventbriteusing the links below.

Inverness College – 5th September – 17:30 - 20:30
Napier University, Edinburgh - 13th September – 17:30-20:30
Paisley Town Hall – 19th September – 17:30-20:30

Discovery events for the workforce throughout September

Posted: 20 August 2017

The wisdom of people is at the very heart of the Review and the Chair and Discovery Team want to know about people’s lived experience.  We are actively listening to the voices of care experienced children and young people, their families and their carers.  

We must also listen to the knowledge, experience and evidence held by those working with and for care experienced children and families.

Through a series of workshops across Scotland, we are inviting people in the workforce to take part in discussions about what the vision and scope of the Review should be.

These will be held in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen throughout September and places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our first Review Group meeting

Posted: 30 June 2017

We held the first group meeting on Wednesday 28 June. This was a landmark date for me as Chair of the Review. 
It brought together the first Review Group - the Discovery Group, the Secretariat and colleagues from the Scottish Government to think through how we work together to gather information and to listen – listen to those with care experience, and other key people and organisations. 
We’re holding a series of roadshows across Scotland, starting in July and running through to October. These will let you engage with us in lots of different ways, including in:

  • face to face meetings
  • workshops
  • small groups
  • open meetings

We’ll let you know as soon as we have dates for the roadshows and we’ll promote far and wide to give as many people as we can the opportunity to speak to us. We hope you’ll come along and take part, we want to hear what you have to say. You can of course continue to contact us through this website.
There’s a clear commitment from everyone on the team to make a lasting and significant difference to the care system. Check out the details of our team.


Creating the 'world's best care system' in Scotland

Posted: 30 May 2017

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We're officially off!

Last night we launched the first stage of the review - the Discovery Stage - alongside the Discovery Group who will guide and support everyone's involvement in deciding what the best care system in the world looks like.

Read our news release