£2 million funding to champion Scotland’s care experienced young people
Scotland’s care experienced young people are to have a bigger say in the decisions that affect their lives thanks to a funding boost of £2 million.
The money will be used to set up and support a number of trail blazing ‘Champions Boards’ across Scotland. Champions Boards provide a platform for young people to talk directly to local authority staff, elected members and service providers to ensure that decisions which affect their lives are informed by their own experiences.
In this way, Champions Boards can influence improvements in the services and support available to young people.Champions Boards are relatively new in Scotland and provide a unique approach to improving the quality of life and well-being of young people who have experience of being in care.