The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced new statutory duties on a range of public bodies, including us, as ‘Corporate Parents’.
The new duties came into effect from 1 April 2015.
Corporate parenting refers to the necessary actions of public bodies to promote and support the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cognitive development of a looked after child or care leaver, from infancy through to adulthood.
The six duties set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 provide a working definition of corporate parenting. Insofar as the duties are consistent with the proper exercise of our other functions, we must:
We have published a report on the implementation of the 2016-18 plan which also outlines our plan for 2018-2021.
We will carefully consider which of our delivery functions engages the Corporate Parenting duties and develop actions as appropriate for the functions that are within scope, with an updated plan due by the end of 2022.
We have also published a literature review of corporate parenting research and reports.
Please contact Stuart Drummond on 0131 240 2041 or email@example.com
You can also find out more about corporate parenting on the website of the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and Who Cares? Scotland, a charity that works with care experience young people and care leavers across Scotland.