Work with the Care Review

We believe in the potential of the Independent Care Review.

Who Cares? Scotland believes in and backs fully the potential and purpose of the Independent Care Review.

Our role

We have been commissioned by the Chair – Fiona Duncan – to support the Independent Care Review to hear directly the voices of care experienced people.  Find out more here.

The Review story so far

This page provides an overview on the role Who Cares? Scotland played in securing the Independent Care Review.  It also provides information on the stage the Independent Care Review is at in its journey.

Discovery Phase – April to October 2017

The Chair, Fiona Duncan, has asked care experienced people as well as a wide range of stakeholders to give their responses to two questions as part of the Discovery Phase.  The answers to these questions will help the Chair in deciding what should be the vision for the Independent Care Review; and what the scope of it should be to achieve that vision.

To find out more about the activity of the Independent Care Review, click here.

To find out more about Who Cares? Scotland’s commissioned role to support the Independent Care Review, click here.

Care Review intentions set out – 05.04.17

Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Review, set out the intentions and approach the Review will take.  Click here to visit the review website.

Duncan Dunlop, CEO, welcomed Fiona’s announcement today.  Click here to read his response.  As part of the announcement, Fiona established how the 1000 Voices commitment from the First Minister will inform the Review.  Click here to find out more about this.

Chair of the Review is announced – 16.02.17

Fiona Duncan, has been appointed as Chair of the Review by the First Minister and we congratulate Fiona on behalf of all our members.  Fiona’s biography, her experience in the third sector and beyond and her own personal care experience brings a unique set of characteristics and capability to the Review. We hope care experienced children, young people and communities – as well as carers, corporate parents and the third sector will welcome Fiona’s appointment too.  We look forward to working with the Fiona and the Review Team to help realise the full ambitions of the review as announced by the First Minister.  Read our response to the appointment of Fiona here.

First Minister’s announcement – 15.10.16

On Saturday 15th October at the SNP Conference, the First Minister announced an independent ‘root and branch’ review of care in Scotland. The First Minister has made clear that this will be led by the voices of care experienced people.As part of this announcement, the First Minister also referenced her commitment to listening to 1000 care experienced voices over the next 2-years.Read our CEO response to the announcement here.  Read Harry’s, a care experienced campaigner, response to the announcement here.

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