The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 defines corporate parenting as “the formal and local partnerships between all services responsible for working together to meet the needs of looked after children, young people and care leavers”.
The 2014 Act introduced new duties and responsibilities for Scottish public bodies defined as corporate parents, effective from April 2015.
A good corporate parent will want the best outcomes for their looked after children, accept responsibility for them, and make their needs a priority (Scottish Government).
In Highland, the Corporate Parenting Board is currently chaired by Superintendent Conrad Trickett, Police Scotland.
The Highland CHAMPS are a group based in Clachnaharry, Inverness – we welcome any young person who identifies as care-experienced. Whether you are a care-leaver, looked after at home, fostered, adopted, in residential care or other, we provide a safe space for activities, opportunities, socialising and FUN!
*Children Have Amazing Minds, Potential and Stories (CHAMPS)
Highland CHAMPS Activities & Support
Who Cares? Scotland advocates help Young People have a voice and control when speaking to social workers and other professionals. Contact:- email@example.com.
The Care Leavers Programme – Are currently developing a tool to support Young People with independent living. Their Care Leavers Programme is designed for Care Leavers. We can teach you independent living and life skills. Contact:- Clare.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend that CEYP
- ‘Like’ our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter & Instagram for updates – and please tell your CEYP friends to do the same.
- PM the Facebook page if you would like to be added to the Secret Facebook Group, just for CEYP
- Practice lots of self care and look after yourself – that includes doing lots of things you enjoy, even if you cannot leave the house. It’s important that you remain positive, especially when the news can make it all feel a bit scary. Check out this link for staying positive in a crisis (external link).
- Let us know how we can help, and how we can keep the Highland Champs spirit alive! Should we do Facebook Live sessions? Start a Champs WhatsApp group? Or snapchat? Send us your suggestions and don’t be afraid to ask for help either.