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Question reference: S5W-27245

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 4 February 2020
  • Current status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Maree Todd on 5 February 2020


To ask the Scottish Government what progress the Independent Care Review is making.


I am pleased to advise Parliament that the Independent Care Review will publish its final report and conclusions today.

I thank Fiona Duncan for chairing the Review and all of those who have been involved in it in a wide range of capacities. I am particularly grateful to all of those children, young people and adults with care experience who took the time to share their own experiences with the Review in order to shape its thinking.

The Scottish Government has been progressing a wide range of priorities, some of which were included in the 2019-20 Programme for Government, to improve the quality of care experienced by Scotland’s looked after children and care leavers. That work will continue as we consider the content of the report in detail and look ahead to implementation.

A copy of the report can be found on the Independent Care Review’s website .