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National Guidance for the External Management of Residential Child Care Establishments, 18/06/13 [S]

The Scottish Government has published guidance for those with external maangement responsibilities for any residential child care establishment including childrens homes, secure care and some residential schools.

This guidance draws on existing statutory requirements, research and the experiences of those currently in the role. It describes current positive practices, provides ‘principles’ and outlines the essential tasks and key responsibilities of the external manager.

In Scotland there are a range of individuals, across diverse provider organisations, performing the individual role of ‘external manager’ for residential child care services, often as one part of a varied role. They are the person or group of people identified by providers as responsible for the work of residential child care establishments but not involved in full-time day-to-day management.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

National Guidance for the External Management of Residential Child Care Establishments