The Hunter Foundation and BBC Children in Need have committed £2m to support the Scottish Care Review’s Promise across East Ayrshire and Tayside.

The funding will be released in partnership with each of the local authorities and will build on work already undertaken with Dundee City Council and East Ayrshire Council on ‘What Matters to You’ where families and young people determine their needs and the system offers that support.

Part of this commitment will enable the What Matters to You project to continue delivering for the next three years and have a greater impact.

The work will seek to unlock the leadership potential of the system creating the right conditions for change, whilst working from the ground up with children and families to bring their voice to the heart of service reform.

New Cumnock’s Sir Tom Hunter said: “We want to play our part in turning the ambition for Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up in, into the reality that it is. The Care Review and subsequent Promise is not the vision of a committee, it’s the reality of 5,500 voices half of whom are care experienced. We owe it to them that their voice is heard.”