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 16 core commitments we’ll support care experienced young people to make and sustain a successful transition from school into training, education or employment.

Related documents

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.

Ways to get in touch

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All SDS policies can be found in our Publications and Statistics section.