New children's minister welcomed in Scotland

The Fostering Network has welcomed the appointment of Aileen Campbell as children’s minister in Scotland.

Sara Lurie, director of the Fostering Network Scotland, said: “We are looking forward to working closely with Ms Campbell as she embarks on her new role. Our aim will be to place fostering firmly on her agenda over the coming months.”

“We expect Ms Campbell to have fresh ideas to bring to the table and to want to engage with us going forward. This could be a great step forward for fostering in Scotland.”

Aileen Campbell was previously local government minister. She replaces Angela Constance, who held the post since May 2011 and who has now taken up a post as minister for youth unemployment.

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