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Forestry and Land Scotland, as an executive agency of the Scottish Government and under Part 9 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, is a Corporate Parent.

As a Corporate Parent, Forestry and Land Scotland has obligations and responsibilities towards children and young people with care experience. However, we also want to make sure that wherever possible we extend our responsibilities to everyone who has a care experienced background. This, our first Corporate Parenting Plan sets out how we intend to do so over the next three years.

Putting down roots: Corporate Parenting Plan 2020-2023 (PDF)

As part of the plan, FLS committed to provide an annual review. Our latest review outlines our progress on our plan so far:

Corporate parenting progress review - October 2022 (PDF)

You can find out more about Corporate Parenting and what it means to be a Corporate Parent on the Who Cares? Scotland website. Who Cares? Scotland are a National voluntary organisation who work with Care Experienced Young People and Care Leavers across Scotland.


Get in touch

Further information on our approach to Corporate Parenting and our journey as a #proudcorporateparent can be requested from our Corporate Services team: