Date lodged: 3 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has with local authorities regarding foster care procurement.
Answered by: Maree Todd 1 May 2018
The Scottish Government don't hold formal discussions with local authorities about the procurement of foster care placements. Responsibility for managing foster care services that meet the needs of children who come into their care, including any decisions to procure foster care placements, lies entirely with them.