For the second year, Chief Executive Anna Fowlie has signed the Social Impact Pledge on behalf of the SSSC.
The Scottish Government asks public sector organisations to commit to doing things differently; to challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of all our assets – our buildings, grounds and our people.
Our commitments for 2018/19 are:
Our employees support a range of voluntary work and community-focused activities that benefit the local area. For example, we raise funds for local and national charities through sponsored walks and bake sales. We will continue to actively promote, encourage and enable our staff to undertake these activities. We will also encourage staff to identify further ways of supporting their community, for example taking part in activities that benefit the wider community and area for team development events. We will continue to build on our previous commitments, for example allowing Children’s Hearings Scotland to hold recruitment interviews in Compass House at weekends.
We will continue to promote and undertake recycling as part of our operations and move towards a more digitally enabled organisation. We do this in a manner that supports the environment and promotes supported employment. We work with a social enterprise that provides meaningful and sustained employment for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults to repurpose and recycle our IT equipment.
As part of our annual planning process, we have committed to introducing a more systematic approach to involving young people in the planning and delivery of our work. To further our commitment to young people in particular, we will support and increase youth employment by offering high-quality work placements to young people in the local area.