SDS became a corporate parent along with other organisations including councils, colleges and universities under the Children and Young People Act 2014 (Scotland).

Our role as a corporate parent is to understand the lives of Scotland’s care experienced young people and respond to their needs as any parent should.

We’ve developed a plan outlining our commitment to make this happen. Through a range of  commitments we’ll support care experienced people to make and sustain a successful transition from school into training, education or employment.

We will provide enhanced support in school and up to age 26 through our Next Steps service offer, but we are also happy to support care experienced customers of any age, at their request.

Related documents

14 August 2018

Corporate Parenting Plan 2018 – 21

This plan outlines how Skills Development Scotland will meet its statutory duties as a corporate parent during the period 2018-21.

20 October 2016

Corporate Parenting Plan 2015-18

This plan outlines how Skills Development Scotland will meet its statutory duties as a corporate parent during the period 2015-18.

Corporate Parenting Leaflet

Our Corporate Parenting leaflet has been created in response to feedback from care experienced young people – to outline our services to them, in their own words.

If you would like to order copies please contact Karen McGuire.

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