This Scottish Government fund aims to improve support for birth parents who no longer have care of their children on a permanent basis as a result of child protection processes. It is focused on community-based organisations with significant experience in supporting parents affected by child protection proceedings and which deliver frontline services.
Projects applying to this fund must be able to demonstrate that they will take a relational, trauma-responsive approach that is unconditional and reflective of the unique and complex needs birth parents may have.
The fund is divided into two strands:
Diagnostic route: Enables organisations to scope the issues and barriers that affect how birth parents are supported during child protection proceedings; Co-produce ideas with parents who have experience of the child protection system; Identify needs and gaps; and Conduct small tests of change.
Action route: Upscaling, securing or implementation of service provision; Delivery of new bespoke intensive support services; Implementation of a systems change projects supporting parents; and Throughcare for parents leaving custody/prison settings.
Who can apply?
The fund is open to public sector organisations, charities, social enterprises, community groups and other voluntary organisations that have independent governance and an asset lock.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 12:00 on 27 January 2022.
When to apply?
Application forms and full guidance are available via the Corra Foundation's website.