1007 OSC services in Scotland, for 723 this is their main service.
593 breakfast clubs. 603 holiday services.
OSC is the largest provider of play opportunities for school-age children in Scotland and majority of play qualified workforce.
46,080 children in out of school care. 4,460 in holiday club (50 services). Total of 50,540 children.
The out of school care sector is the largest provider of play opportunities for school-aged children. Article 31 of the UNCRC is the child's right to culture, leisure, rest and play and is at the heart of out of school care provision.
We need to think of school-age childcare as a school-age child.
- SSSC sssc.uk.com
- UNICEF UNCRC unicef.org/crc
Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Care Inspectorate careinspectorate.com
- 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.
- The Growing Up in Scotland Study growing up in scotland
The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is an important longitudinal research project aimed at tracking
the lives of several cohorts of Scottish children through the early years and beyond. The study is funded by
the Scottish Government and carried out by ScotCen Social Research. GUS provides crucial evidence for the
long-term monitoring and evaluation of policies for children, with a specific focus on the early years. While
the principal aim of the study is to provide information to support policy-making, it is also intended to be
a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested
parties. GUS collects a wide range of information about children and their families; the main areas covered
include childcare, education, parenting, health and social inclusion.