Portland Street’s family tree

Dean and Cauvin Trust’s Portland Street unit provides accommodation for five young people from the age of 15. The staff and young people at Portland Street have been lucky to have ... Continue Reading →

A day out in George Square

On Sunday 6 December the children and staff from North Ayrshire Council’s Mount View Children’s Unit took a trip on the train to Glasgow.  The fun filled day started off with a ... 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 →

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 →

Join our approval panel and help make sure the education and training of social service workers are fit for the future

One of the SSSC’s responsibilities is to develop and maintain the education and training of social service workers. One of the ways we do this is to approve particular qualifications ... 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 →
Foster carer with child

There is no law against hugs

Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council dispels the myth that it is somehow ‘against the rules’ for social service workers to comfort clients with a ... Continue Reading →

Call for papers for SIRCC 2016 is now open

Apply to present a workshop at Scotland’s only dedicated residential child care conference.  You are  invited to share your wisdom, experience, ideas and creativity. The theme for ... 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 →