Delay to new registration requirements for residential child care staff

The Scottish Government has delayed the introduction of the requirement for residential child care staff to get a new qualification pending the outcome of the first phase of their Independent ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Independent Care Review launched

The full independent care review group has now been established, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed to a reception of care experienced young people from across Scotland on Tuesday ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating achievement together

Pebbles Care, Partners in Care and Radical Services Ltd, a childcare company running small residential homes for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, recently held ... 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 →

Standard for Residential Child Care and RPL arrangements published

We have published the Standard for Residential Child Care with a foreword from Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald MSP. In his foreword he says: ‘The challenges ... Continue Reading →

New report on responses to offending in residential child care

The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has published its report on responses to offending in residential child care following concerns about the higher levels of criminalisation ... Continue Reading →

Changes to the length of registration periods

From 1 November 2016 the registration period for all workers will be five years, with the exception of social workers whose three year registration period will remain. Who does this ... 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 →

SSSC signs up to change care leavers lives

Our Chief Executive Anna Fowlie has signed the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant on behalf of the SSSC. The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Alliance welcomed the move. The Scottish Care ... Continue Reading →