Joint Response to Scottish Government Consultation on 'A Connected Scotland: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness and Building Stronger Social Connections'

Morton, Lizzie (2018) Joint Response to Scottish Government Consultation on 'A Connected Scotland: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness and Building Stronger Social Connections'. [Report]

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    Abstract

    Social isolation and loneliness are serious issues which have a detrimental impact on the wellbeing of care experienced children and young people. To ensure these individuals’ needs and views are represented and fully considered in this consultation, on 27th March 2018, the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) hosted a roundtable discussion to identify key areas of concern, and actions for improvement in relation to these issues. Developed in collaboration with Barnardo’s Scotland, Befriending Networks, Children in Scotland, LGBT Youth Scotland, Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum), Who Cares? Scotland, and YouthLink Scotland, this paper sets out our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on tackling loneliness and social isolation, with particular attention to issues affecting those with care experience.