Symposium report: proposals for workforce reform (pdf)
EU workforce programme
Working it out
Help shape the future of Scotland's children's sector workforce.
How far have we come in achieving the long-term vision of children's services as a single unitary system, with the child firmly at its centre?
As part of a 12-month programme (to November 2009) Children in Scotland is inviting the children's sector workforce, employers, planners, universities, colleges and other stakeholders to join us in debate about future workforce development.
The programme encompasses:
Issue one November 2008
Identifies key challenges for the workforce including the need for an overarching framework to organise workforce development right across the children's sector. Contributors highlight the need for core skills and competencies, and a shared conceptual thinking about children and childhood across the sector.
Issue two March 2009
Working it out seminars have revealed an appetite for ambitious change to create a simple and coherent qualification framework for the children's sector and a workforce that is more flexible, with a better understanding of how to work with children in a holistic way. This issue also examines what the Early Years Framework might mean for those working with children, families and communities.
Issue three July 2009
Issue four November 2009
This programme of work builds on ideas put forward in the book Working it out: developing the children's sector workforce.
Send us your ideas and views.