Statements Regarding the Independent Scottish Care Review

The Scottish Independent Care Review presents an in-depth examination of all aspects of care in Scotland and was conducted in consultation with over 5,500 people impacted by, or involved in, the care system, over half of whom were children and young people with experience of the ‘care system’, adults who have lived in care, and their families. The final reports of the Review were launched on 5 February 2020. After its launch, several organizations issued statements in support of the Review and its call to action, outlining their commitment to ensuring the rights and wellbeing of children and families in Scotland and listening to their voices.

These statements include:

Ministerial Statement: Independent Care Review

- First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon

Watch statement here.

“We owe it to children not only listen, but to act”— Commissioner welcomes conclusions of Independent Care Review

- Children and Young People's Commissioner, Scotland

Read more here.

Local Government Responds to the Final Publication of The Independent Care Review


Read more here.

Review calls for radical overhaul of Scotland’s care system

- Adoption UK

Read more here.

Collective understanding and support across Scottish society will help deliver Care Review’s vision

- Children in Scotland

Read more here. 

Children 1st will #KeepThePromise says Mary Glasgow

- Children 1st

Read more here.

Independent Care Review conclusions welcomed by Aberlour

- Aberlour

Read more here

A warm welcome for the Independent Care Review's call for radical change of the Scottish Care System

- The National Lottery Community Fund

Read more here.

Independent Care Review: Children's Hearings Scotland Response

- Children's Hearings Scotland

Read more here.

Independent Care Review: an historic moment for Scotland's care system

- Staf

Read more here.

CYCJ’s response to the Independent Care Review

- Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

Read more here.

CCPS Children’s Committee welcomes Independent Care Review reports

- Coalition of Care and Support Providers

Read more here.