Edinburgh’s Promise is the City’s response to the Care Review’s The Promise (published in February 2020) and matches the ambition of the Children’s Partnership to be as joined up as possible about children’s services. It is governed through the Edinburgh Children’s Partnership and involves all sectors of children’s services, with the community and voluntary sector playing a key role.
Edinburgh’s Promise: Reframing Our Language
Since the Promise was published, colleagues in the Children’s Reviewing Team have been listening to the language that children and young people in Edinburgh use, what words/phrases they would like us to stop using and alternatives they would like us to use. The document below can help us all to become more mindful of what words and phrases work for people, and which do not. People are after all, all unique and no list would ever be universal in its appeal or application.
Reframing our language
More About The Promise
The Promise is the conclusion of two years of consultation and review of children’s services which concluded that Scotland’s Care System was neither a caring or united system. It outlines the belief that we need transformational change across children’s services in Scotland. Also, transformation must keep the views and voice of children and young people at its core.