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Assurances over care experienced children welcomed by Ross-shire MSP Gail Ross


By Hector MacKenzie

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North MSP Gail Ross has welcomed assurances given by the Scottish Government over care experienced children.Picture: DGS
North MSP Gail Ross has welcomed assurances given by the Scottish Government over care experienced children.Picture: DGS

AN undertaking to ensure the voices of care experienced children in Ross-shire are heard has been welcomed by one of the MSPs covering the area.

An update from the Scottish Government on the findings of the Independent Care Review into looked after children and young people was welcomed by Gail Ross whose far north constituency takes in Ross-shire.

She said: “I am reassured that the Scottish Government is committed to listening to the views and concerns from care experienced children and young people. The deputy First Minister made clear that their priority would be to make sure that the concerns and needs of children are listen to and incorporated into future policy and action.

“It’s not always the case that families can provide loving and positive relationships,its crucial that children and young people are given the opportunity to develop these as part of their lives, particularly during such difficult times as we see ourselves in at the moment.”

“There are many children and young people in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross who have been supported exceptionally well throughout the pandemic by their carers, but I’m concerned that there are still many who are unable to develop positive and supportive relationships. I will continue to work to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunities they need to develop into happy and healthy adults.”

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