On the first anniversary of the conclusion of the Independent Care Review (Care Review) when Scotland committed to #KeepThePromise to its children and families Councillor Stephen McCabe today (Friday) paid tribute to the work of The Promise and reaffirmed Local Government’s Commitment to care experienced children and young people .
Councillor McCabe said: “To say that that 2020 was a difficult year for everyone is somewhat of an understatement. And whilst it certainly wasn’t the year we expected it to be, I wanted to put on record my thanks and pay tribute to the efforts of a number of people and organisations who have worked extremely hard in incredibly difficult circumstances to make progress towards #KeepThePromise, and ensuring that the hope and optimism of a year ago has not waned. Which it hasn’t.
“Hopefully there is light on the Horizon and that 2021 allows us to continue to build on last year’s work - and #KeepThe Promise to our children and young people. It is vital that we continue to work towards making sure that all those with a responsibility to care experienced children and young people understand their role in the work of change - because that is the least that they deserve from us all.”