This guidance document is for staff working in Scotland’s colleges to ensure they feel confident in the consideration and processing of the Care Experienced Student Bursary. It is intended to complement and augment the guidance the SFC provides on the administration of the bursary: National Policy for Further Education Bursaries.
In this video Oisìn reflects on the importance of good signposting of services and support.
In this video Oisìn reflects on what would have helped him whilst studying at university.
In this video Marissa reflects on the impact moving around had on her education.
In this video Oisín describes the type of support Universities and Colleges could offer to help Care Experienced students whilst studying.
In this issue – Read about the Training and Education team’s recent visit to Shetland. Edinburgh College share the work they have been doing to support Care Experienced students financially.
Catch up with all the latest news from the Training & Education team this October.
Catch up with all the latest news from the Training & Education team this May.
Who Cares? Scotland submits evidence to inform the Education reform consultation, including what we know about what Care Experienced learners need to thrive.
Video featuring Communities that Care project staff, Care Experienced people and school staff outlining the impact of the Communities that Care project’s work in Renfrewshire schools from 2016-2020.
In this video Lynda shares her experiences at college and the positive impact her relationship with her tutor had on her studies.
In this video David talks about being treated differently by teachers in school when they discovered he is Care Experienced.
Leanne shares her story of managing her finances during her studies.
A helpful guide to Disclosure Scotland for Care Experienced people.
Catch up with all the latest news from the Training & Education team.
A briefing we submitted to the SQA, highlighting the difficulties Care Experienced people face in education in 2021 and recommending they reconsider their appeals process.
Rebecca shares her learning journey of studying at St Andrews University.
Josh discusses his experiences of studying music at college.
Who Cares? Scotland’s training and education team created this simple guide to help you understand what the Scotland Universities Guaranteed Offer is. It includes some frequently asked questions.
Who Cares? Scotland highlights some of the barriers that Care Experienced students face when graduating university and provides some recommendations for Corporate Parents.
Who Cares? Scotland describes the process of “articulation” into university, a pathway between colleges and universities that enables students to finish their college course then transition to university using the qualifications they’ve already achieved.
Gary talks about how his personal needs weren’t picked up on when he was in school.
A round up of promising practice by Corporate Parents across Scotland. This round up features Police Scotland and SAAS.
Meet Sam. This video shows what it can feel like going into care. It is a composite story of experiences shared with us by the people we support.
This issue shares the work of The University of Stirling, The University of the Highlands and Islands and The University of Edinburgh and the work they are doing to help Care Experienced Students financially.
An introductory training on Children’s Rights produced by the Scottish Government.
Our response to Empowering Schools: A consultation on the provision of the Education (Scotland) Bill
A round up of promising practice by Corporate Parents from 2016-2017.
Who Cares? Scotland explains the importance of recognising Care Experience as a protected characteristic for students applying to colleges and universities.
Who Cares? Scotland
Empowering teachers, parents and
communities to achieve excellence and
equity in education: A Governance Review
Our response to the consultation on the Education Governance Review – December 2016
Our response to the consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance:
Standards in Scotland’s School etc. Act 2000
Who Cares? Scotland discusses Student Support, funding and access for Care Experienced students hoping to attend university.
Who Cares? Scotland responds to the Education Scotland Bill and urges the Scottish Government to consider the inequalities faced by Care Experienced people when it comes to further education.