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 →
Foster carer with child

Are you working with looked after children and care leavers?

Scottish Government issues new aftercare and continuing care guidance for residential child care workers. Local authority managers and practitioners working with looked after children ... Continue Reading →

Young people with care experience talk about their leadership

SSSC staff joined young people from Who Cares? Scotland on their residential weekend in April 2016 to deliver a workshop focusing on young people’s leadership and that of the ... Continue Reading →

The Tremanna model of delivering support to looked after children

2014 was a significant year for residential child care service, Tremanna Children’s Home, Slamannan. Everyone in the home, staff and young people alike, were greatly affected when ... Continue Reading →

Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy

The Scottish Government has published a progress report on their Youth Employment Strategy – Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce. This strategy and implementation plan sets ... 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 →

Taking care of young people

New strategy to improve services for looked after children. New plans for looked after children will improve services and help ensure every child has a permanent home, the Children’s ... Continue Reading →

New course for Caring for Vulnerable Children

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) hopes to inspire and challenge you to think differently about how we, as a society, care for vulnerable children ... Continue Reading →

New film about going to a children’s hearing

The Scottish Children Reporter Administration (SCRA) has launched a new film ‘Going To A Children’s Hearing’. The aim of the film is to help children and young people prepare ... Continue Reading →

The SSSC becomes a corporate parent

On Wednesday 1 April 2015, the Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014 came into force and the SSSC, along with other organisations became corporate parents. From 1 April 2015: twenty-four ... Continue Reading →