Child’s Plan

If the child is a looked after child, there is a requirement to prepare a Child’s Plan under the Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009. The Child’s Plan is a tool which is developed by social workers, professionals, the child and family members to help form a structured plan which meets the needs of the child. The carer’s and child’s views should always inform the Child’s Plan. If necessary, an advocate to support the child to express their views at meetings and hearings can be provided. This plan will help the child to become a successful learner, confident individual, effective contributor and responsible citizen. This is the basis for the child’s plan: