National Framework Agreement for Children’s Residential Services

Name of Meeting: National Framework Agreement for Children’s Residential Services
Date: Tue, 23/04/2013 - 09:00 - 13:00
Type: This meeting is public.
Venue: Verity House,
19 Haymarket Yards,

COSLA in partnership with the Association of Directors of Social Work and Scotland Excel is delighted to invite you to an engagement event on the development of the National Framework Agreement for Children’s Residential Services.

On behalf of Scotland’s local authorities, Scotland Excel has been developing a strategy for a national framework agreement for the provision of purchased children’s residential care services. Following extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, the strategy and service specifications were issued for public consultation on 6 November 2012.

The consultation, which closed on 25 January 2013, sought feedback to help to develop a framework agreement which will deliver child centred, high quality, outcomes focused services that offer best value to local authorities.

The responses have now been analysed, and we are keen to present the findings and share proposals for the next stage of framework development.

Throughout the consultation period further engagement and discussion with those involved in the delivery of care services to children and young has been a priority therefore as well as looking at the responses to the consultation and proposals for developing the strategy and framework, the event will feature presentations and input from a range of agencies. 

Speakers include:

  • Councillor Douglas Chapman, COSLA spokesperson for Education, Children and Young People who will open and host the event

  • Isabella De Wit, Looked After Children Unit, The Scottish Government

  • Dr Kate McKay, National Champion for Looked After Children, Consultant

    Paediatrician and representative of Chief Medical Officers Department

  • Lawrie Davidson, Head of Inspection, Children and Criminal Justice Services, The Care Inspectorate

  • Bernadette Monaghan, National Convenor and Chief Executive of Children’s Hearings Scotland

  • Fred McBride, Director of Social Care and Wellbeing, Aberdeen City Council and Chair of Association of Directors of Social Work Children and Families Committee

  • A representative of Who Cares? Scotland will also present the results of their consultation with children and young people 

The event is free and open to all parties with an interest in the development of a national framework for children’s residential care and residential care and education services. To secure a place at the event please e-mail: confirming the following:

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