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Foster Care Written Answer, 23/06/15 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Liam McArthur's (LD) question asking the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the development of a national learning and development framework for foster care.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona McLeod, replied that In July 2014 the Scottish Government commissioned Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to develop a learning and development framework for foster carers in Scotland. A large scoping exercise was undertaken to capture existing qualifications and learning and development opportunities already available to foster carers and to seek foster carer and foster care agency views about what the content of a learning and development framework for foster carers in Scotland should include.

The findings of the scoping study have been used by SSSC to develop a draft technical standard which will form the basis for further discussion with its strategic group. The next stage of work will be to develop a comprehensive communications strategy and engage fully with the sector through a series of events.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 23 June 2015 which is available form the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

 

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 23 June 2015