The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant calls on all corporate parents and others with an interest in the lives of our care leavers:
to endorse the principles of the Covenant
to commit to working for real change in the lives of care experienced young people
to improve their support, opportunities and outcomes
The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant is a bold step to make the changes needed to give care leavers the bright and better future they deserve. It outlines the cross-sector approach to support the implementation of Part 10 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, by bringing consistency to entitlement and support to young people.
Care leavers often struggle on their journey into adulthood. For many, the leap from care to independence is just too great, and young people continue to experience problems that lead to much poorer outcomes than their peers.
This is why this Covenant is needed - to change thinking and practice and effect a culture shift to tackle these issues.