Families involved in the care system will benefit from a new £4 million fund, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said.
Updating MSPs on Thursday, he said discussions are ongoing with councils and other groups to determine exactly how the money will be used.
It is part of an overhaul of the care system pledged by the Scottish Government in February this year.
The Independent Care Review published a damning report highlighting “separation, trauma, stigma and pain” in the system.
A blueprint to transform the system called The Promise was developed after discussions with care-experienced young people.
The team behind The Promise are helping the Scottish Government create a plan of action to bring this about.
Mr Swinney said: “The Scottish Government will work closely with The Promise team to drive forward a programme of action and we are investing £4 million of funding to make some early progress on these ambitions.
“This is the first investment in The Promise Fund, which is being established in line with The Promise enshrined in the care review to do more to support early intervention and prevention work with families across Scotland.
“We know this change was already urgent and the current situation means Scotland’s families need support now.”