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Oversight Board Recruitment

The Oversight Board is a key component in the work of change. Chaired by Fiona Duncan, it will meet for the first time in January 2021.  At least 50% of its membership will have lived experience of care.

It will hold Scotland to account.

It will recognize that there are both national and local bridges and barriers to change which are of critical importance to the lives of children and families.

Recruitment is now underway for Oversight Board members.

The recruitment for the Board is driven by values. The Promise needs people who are: 

  • Committed to realising the vision of the Care Review. 
  • Determined to support change.
  • Brave with a willingness to hold those with responsibility to account
  • Dynamic and flexible 
  • Approachable
  • Compassionate with a willingness and ability to listen carefully to alternative perspectives.

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th November 2020.

Download the candidate brochure for more info and to apply.

Please email with any questions.

The Promise team ran three webinars about the role, responsibility and make-up of the Oversight Board. These sessions covered the recruitment process and how members will be supported as well as the work they will do. A recording and the slides from the webinar are available on our Resources page.

The Promise Design School

The Promise team will be running a virtual workshop on The Promise Design School on the 26th November.  More information and sign up details below:

Ensuring those with experience of care are involved in Service Design

– A discussion.

One of the most important findings from the care review was:

  • Children, young people and families cannot get the support they need if they are not involved in designing services in the first place.
  • Children, young people and families must be part of the decision-making about how services work.

At present the opportunities, for those with experience of care, to collaborate on service design can be limited. These opportunities can also be frustrating if people aren’t supported to make their best contribution. The Promise Team is committed to ensuring those with experience of care are better placed to collaborate with others in the design of services as Scotland strives to #KeepThePromise.

The Promise Design School will established to provide a service design training programme to support the care community get ready, feel able and confident and be supported to play the vital role they will in delivering The Plan. Those recruited to become part of the Design School will get the opportunities to learn about service design, gain the skills and confidence to participate in service design and then with ongoing support to collaborate with others in service design.

Would you like to know more about our initial thoughts and share your thoughts on how we best achieve this?

If you would like to hear more about our initial thoughts and provide feedback, please sign up and attend our virtual workshop on the 26th of November from 4.30 – 5.30pm 

If you can’t make the workshop, the presentation will be recorded and shared on the website. You can also contact the team at to arrange a discussion with one of the team to share your views and ask any questions you may have.