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Transforming Pathways

Please note that The Robertson Trust has published its new Giving Strategy. This sets out the priorities we will have when awarding funds through our open grants programme. The existing application form and guidelines can still be used until July 31st. In line with our existing procedures, we will aim to assess and present all applications received by this date to our September Board meeting. In the event that we are unable to do so, your application may be held until our November meeting. In such cases a member of staff will contact you and provide any assistance required to realign your application with the new Giving Strategy. Find out all you need to know here.

The Transforming Pathways programme has been developed by CELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children) and The Robertson Trust in conversation with other key players. It aims to work with three Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) or if appropriate Health and Social Care Partnerships. In both cases core members include Local Authorities, Health Boards and third sector partners. The programme aims to support them to re-balance the public resources dedicated to children and families away from a late-stage, crisis-response intervention, and towards early intervention and prevention. By doing this, the programme aims to:

  • deliver measurable improvement in the wellbeing of children living on ‘edges of care’
  • reduce the incidents of abuse and neglect, and the subsequent need for children to be separated from their families (e.g. looked after and accommodated by a local authority)
  • re-balance children’s social care spending towards prevention
  • providing further evidence about ‘what works’ to effect system change at a local level


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