Corporate parenting

Corporate parenting is defined in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 as: “the formal and local partnerships between all services responsible for working together to meet the needs of looked after children, young people and care leavers”.

Good corporate parents will want the same outcomes for their looked after children as any good parent would want for their own children. They will accept responsibility for them and make their needs a priority.

We believe that corporate parenting is not just a responsibility. It is also a real opportunity to improve the futures of looked after children and young people. Success relies on many different organisations - including local authorities, health boards, the police and schools - recognising they have a critical contribution to make.

You can download a copy of our Corporate Parenting Action Plan below:

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