Our learning resources – helping you develop in your children’s services role

Did you know we produce lots of free and easy to use resources that can help develop your skills? As a worker in children’s services you need to be skilled and competent to meet the ... Continue Reading →

Protecting children and young people – how our multi-professional resource can help you understand everyone’s roles

Professionals working together and understanding each other’s role plays a vital part in protecting children and young people and comes up as a critically important issues time and ... Continue Reading →

Standard for Foster Care published

  Working with the Scottish Government, we have published the final Standard for Foster Care which sets out learning for foster carers in their role. We received  lots of good ... Continue Reading →

New children’s services data report

We have published the Children’s Services Workforce 2015 report which provides a more detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services than was previously available. The ... Continue Reading →

Supporting people on SVQs – a new research report

We have published a research report into the effectiveness of different methods and approaches of supporting staff to gain the required underpinning knowledge to complete SVQs Social ... Continue Reading →

Do you have a view on how public money is spent on early learning and child care?

Audit Scotland is asking parents and carers to share their views about funded early learning and child care (ELCC). Audit Scotland looks at public spending and policy across the public ... Continue Reading →

One year on – Anna Fowlie reflects on what it means to be a corporate parent

Our chief executive, Anna Fowlie recently shared with Who Cares? Scotland what it means for the SSSC to be a corporate parent. Read her blog post here. It has been exactly a year since ... Continue Reading →

Balnacraig fun and festivities

Christmas at Balnacraig starts in October with the active Pupil Voice Forum planning events.  Christmas is a difficult time for young people in care away from home and staff at Balnacraig ... Continue Reading →

Getting it right for children in care

Successful programme expanded to find permanent homes for vulnerable children. An innovative programme to improve timescales in securing a permanent home for children in care is to ... Continue Reading →

Childminders central to childcare ambitions

New training and induction programme to be introduced. Childminders will be central to the delivery of the Scottish Government’s massive expansion of childcare in both nurseries ... Continue Reading →