There is an urgent case for change in Scotland’s care system. The Promise now exists so that by 2030 children and young people across Scotland will grow up loved, safe, and respected*.

As we move forward and prepare for the next phase of implementation, we are delighted to give you advance notice of Holyrood Insight’s Keeping The Promise: Next Steps Conference

Positive change is already being delivered at grassroots level, with local authorities and multi-agency partners working hard to Keep the Promise. However, The Promise Oversight Board has called for faster progress, more urgency and greater cross-sector, multi-agency collaboration. **

The conference will be a timely opportunity to reflect on the lessons learnt from Plan 21-24 and assess the priorities for policy implementation moving forward. What are the priorities for Plan 25-27 and the next steps?

Strong multi-agency working will be key to Keeping The Promise. We will bring together sector leaders and practitioners from across local authorities and the care sector, housing, justice, education and government to discuss the importance of establishing clear shared outcomes and improving accountability across the sector.

We will spotlight issues which will be key to Keeping the Promise by 2030, including: co-production of services; changing the narrative around the ‘care system’; data sharing and collaboration; and equipping the workforce to meet this huge challenge.

Join us online for the opportunity to hear from sector leaders, learn, and network with colleagues from across Scotland. Strengthen your approach to supporting children, young people and families across Scotland. Keep The Promise.

We look forward to bringing you the programme and full speaker line-up announcement shortly.

*The Promise Scotland

** The Promise Oversight Board Report TWO, June 2023

Key Points

  • Plan 25-27: outlining priorities for the next phase of implementation 
  • An update on funding, legislation and delivery of The Promise by 2030 
  • Effective co-production and what it looks like in practice 
  • Changing the narrative, language and experiences surrounding the ‘care system’ 
  • Addressing current challenges around poverty, the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis 
  • Upholding the rights of children, young people, families and siblings  
  • Priorities for recruitment and retention across the care system 
  • Examples of strong multi-agency working 
  • Harnessing the potential of early intervention and prevention initiatives 
  • Improving data recording, data sharing and collaborative working 
  • Ensuring children are listened to and involved in decisions about their care 
  • Improving educational outcomes, post-school destinations and tackling exclusions  
  • Tackling homelessness and improving housing pathways for care experienced young people 
  • Providing practical, emotional and mental support  

Benefits of Attending

  • 5 hours of CPD certified content  
  • Strengthen your approach to Keeping The Promise