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A Consultation on the Common Core of Skills, Knowledge Understanding and Values for the Children's Workforce in Scotland, 15/03/

The Scottish Government is consulting on the common core of skills, knowledge & understanding and values that should be common to everyone working with children. Consultation to 15 June 2011.

The "children's workforce" includes anyone working (paid or unpaid) with any child, young person or family across health, education, social services, justice and community services, in the public, private or voluntary sectors. The policy of early intervention means that some of the relevant workforce may work with adults.

The common core is designed to help achieve two main aims:

  • Remove the unhelpful barriers that exist between different organisations, workers and sectors allowing them to work and communicate more effectively together; and
  • Equip the workforce with the skills, knowledge & understanding and values to intervene early, tackle inequalities and build capacity within children, young people, families and communities to better help themselves.

The consultation asks for comments on the accuracy and appropriateness of the skills, knowledge & understanding identified in the proposed common core; and the suggested implementation of skills, knowledge & understanding and values in the proposed common core.

Responses should be sent to:

Marilyn Tweedie
Early Years & Social Services Workforce
Children and Families Directorate
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay
Area 2C North
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

or by email to commoncoreofskills@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

For full details see A Consultation on the Common Core of Skills, Knowledge Understanding and Values for the Children's Workforce in Scotland which is available from the Scottish Government website.

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A Consultation on the Common Core of Skills, Knowledge Understanding and Values for the Children's Workforce in Scotland