Stirling Council has launched a new survey seeking to improve the support available to children and young people who have experience of the care system.
Stirling Council has launched a new survey seeking to improve the support available to children and young people who have experience of the care system.

Stirling's Care Experience Virtual Head Team help children and young people aged 0-26-years-old with experience of care to achieve, learn and live their best life.

The team focuses on the values of love and support, while collaborating with a wide range of people to drive forward improvements and support the diverse strengths and needs of all children.

The new survey will allow Stirling residents to share their own ideas as to how the service can use the Scottish Attainment Challenge to help them flourish, participate in their communities and enjoy a good life.

Stirling Council Chief Social Work Officer, Marie Valente, said: “This survey is a new way of making sure our young people’s voices are heard.

“We want to try something different and ask the children and young people who have experience of care, and the adults who support them, how we should spend national funding to improve the support available to them.

“As part of our work to help all our children and young people who have experience of the care system achieve all they can, we are giving them an opportunity to have a say in the services we deliver so we can use their ideas in our next plan.

“We want to know how we can help people learn and achieve from early years to adulthood, to join in and participate in opportunities that are important to them, and what can help them be the best person they can be to flourish and have a good life.”

The anonymous survey is open until Friday 13th May.