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 →

New qualification for residential child care workers

Scottish Government announce roll out of Standard for Residential Child Care We welcome today’s announcement from the Scottish Government of the introduction of a new qualification ... 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 →

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 →

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 →