Members of Fifes Corporate Parent Board
Below is information about all of the people or services who sit on the board and what their responsibilities are to all of Fifes Care Experienced Children and young People.
YOU have the right to have views heard on any of the organisations below. Why not drop us an e-mail or come to one of our 2b HEARD meetings!
There are various services within Fife Council that have a 'Role & Responsibility' for Fifes Care Experienced Children & Young people. including 3 elected members:
Cllr Willie Cambell (Chair of the board)
Cllr Neale Hanvey
Cllr Elizabeth Richie
David Wright, Service Manager, Children and Families & CJS
Dougie Dunlop, Head of Service, Children and Families & CJS
Jacqueline Price, Education Officer
John Mills, Head of Housing Services
Rae Ormiston, Service Manager, Children and Families & CJS
Ross Martin, Strategy & Partnership Officer
Lucinda Mcallister, Service Manager, Employability
Adam Brown, Depute Principal Psychologist
Lynn Leitch, Team Manager, Health & Social Care and Children
POLICE Scotland want to identify and be aware of matters which affect the wellbeing of children and young people and provide supports by signposting/referral to other agencies.
Our ambition is to build positive relationships with Looked After Children and to collaborate with other agencies to provide opportunities and better outcomes.
Our role is to advocate for better services which meet the needs of looked after children and careleavers, and to promote better health which will improve their lives now and in the future. We do this locally in Fife and nationally at the Child Health Commissioner’s group.
We want to improve the health assessment processes, support more responsive mental health support and help improve health and healthy behaviours.
We are a partner organisation working alongside Fife Council. Fife Council are named in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Schedule 4) as a Corporate Parent.
We work alongside Fife to support their corporate parenting work and to ensure that Care Experienced Children and Young People are heard and their views are taken seriously.
Our role is to ensure that all those who have had experience of being in care at some point in their life are given the best advice on how to achieve their desire to study at university, wherever that may be. If they apply to the University of St Andrews then we will make sure all their experiences of being in care are taken into account in the application process. Finally, when care experienced students gain a place to study at St Andrews we will support their time here through financial aid, student services and mentoring.
For all children and young people to have equal opportunities in education and especially in higher education regardless of circumstances. We truly believe that care experienced children and young people have so much to offer in higher education and it is our ambition to see such talent and potential realised.