SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor has marked today’s National Care Day by welcoming the progress made on the First Minister’s commitment to holding an independent review into the care system.
It was announced yesterday that Fiona Duncan, the Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, had been appointed as chair of the root and branch Care Review.
Today’s National Care Day giving people the chance to celebrate looked after children across Scotland, and engage directly with those who have experience of the care system will ensure that their voices can be heard. The Scottish Government is committed to speaking with 1000 care experienced people over the next two years.
Commenting, SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor, who is a former social worker and is Deputy Convener of Holyrood’s CPG on Children and Young People, said:
“The launch of the independent care review was a very welcome development and it’s great to see that progress has been made in appointing a chair. Fiona Duncan is an excellent choice to take forward this root and branch review.
“The Scottish Government is committed to speaking with 1000 care experienced people over the next two years as part of this wider review into the care system – and it is vital that we listen to the experiences of those who have been or are within the care system. Their voices need to be heard.
“I am keen to make the most of today’s National Care Day by engaging with those in the care system – and look forward to the independent root and branch review of the care system progressing, as we continue to try and improve the quality of life and outcomes for those who have grown up in care.”