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 →

Foster care consultation extended

We have extended our consultation on the Standard for Foster Care to give people more time to respond after the busy summer period. The new closing date is 30 September 2016. We want ... 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 →

Consultation launched at the start of Foster Care Fortnight

We want to hear the views of everyone involved in providing and supporting foster care services during our consultation on the Standard for Foster Care. The Standard for Foster Care ... 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 →