The same regulation standards apply for school-age childcare as pre-school childcare settings
The majority of school-age childcare services are not-for-profit; started by parents who also volunteer on management committees
School-age childcare is a valuable bridge between formal education & home life- the focus should be on the needs of the child
Services are registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate, the majority of services' quality of care and support is rated Very Good (5) or Excellent (6)
OSC staff are regulated by Scottish Social Services Council and hold, or be working towards, relevant qualifications
The Lead Practitioner must be qualified to Degree Level Qualification in Childhood Practice
- Childline childline.org.uk Tel: 0800 1111
- UNICEF unicef.org
- Parent Line parent line Tel: 0808 800 2222
- Parenting Across Scotland parentingacrossscotland.org
- RespectMe respectme.org.uk
Scotland's Anti-Bullying Service
- Seven Golden Rules for Participation cypcs.org.uk/education/golden-rules
The 7 Golden Rules for Participation are a set of principles that can help anyone working with – and for – children and young people.
The Golden Rules can remind adults what children and young people want from participation. They can also help children and young people to think about how adults can support them to participate.
The rules have been developed by the Children and Young People's Commissioner through consultation with children and young people from across Scotland. Research into participation has also been used to help make the rules as good as they can be.