Working in Aberdeen to 

#KeepThePromise

Scotland made a promise to care experienced children and young people: You will grow up loved, safe and respected. And by 2030, that promise must be kept.

Find out how organisations in Aberdeen are working toward this and how you can get involved.

What is ‘The Promise’?

The promise is that Scotland’s children and young people will grow up loved, safe and respected. To keep it, Scotland must bring about the change demanded by the Independent Care Review.

The Independent Care Review was built on what children and young people had to say. They called for it, and took part in it at huge levels.

When its findings were published in 2020, Scotland’s First Minister pledged that the country would #KeepThePromise.

The Independent Care Review identified five key things that underpin the promise. Together, they give Scotland a clear starting point when thinking about what matters. These are referred to as the Foundations of The Promise.

Gette Cobban, Senior Development Officer at ACVO, works to provide support for third sector organisations working with children, young people and their families to help deliver on The Promise. If you have any questions or want to start the conversation about how you or your organisation can get involved, get in touch via email with Gette at georgette.cobban@acvo.org.uk

Gette Cobban

Senior Development Officer (The Promise)

Gette’s role at ACVO aims to provide support for third sector organisations working with children, young people and their families to help deliver on The Promise.
5 Foundations of The Promise

The foundations of the promise are built on what care experienced people say needs to change in Scotland.

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Resources to help #KeepThePromise

Find out how you and your organisation can work to #KeepThePromise with these handy resources tailored towards raising awareness about the rights of care experienced children in Scotland

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Each & Every Child

Each and Every Child is a new initiative to change hearts and minds on care experience in Scotland. It aims to create a fresh, inspiring narrative to shift public attitudes and improve life chances of children, young people and their families

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Follow The Promise on social media

The Promise in Aberdeen

Find out how Aberdeen City Council and other partner organisations are working towards ensuring the aims of The Promise are met and delivered in the city. 

Resources to help  #KeepThePromise

A lot of work’s gone in to understanding what needs to change so that Scotland’s promise can be kept. Find out more and download resources to discover how you can get involved.

Each & Every Child

Each and Every Child is a partnership initiative funded by CELCIS, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation , Life Changes Trust, The Robertson Trust, Social Work Scotland and The Scottish Government. 

Gette Cobban

Senior Development Officer (The Promise)

Gette’s role at ACVO aims to provide support for third sector organisations working with children, young people and their families to help deliver on The Promise.

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