There are 3 main training support options.


Resources + Learning Hub

Online resources are available to help introduce Corporate Parents to the lives of Care Experienced people. Through videos, people with experience of care generously share their lives and their views on why Corporate Parenting matters.

This is also a space where Corporate Parents can showcase examples of promising practice in Corporate Parenting. This encourages Corporate Parents to learn from each other as well as Care Experienced people. Additionally, there are helpful references and links to downloadable documents which Corporate Parents would find useful in the understanding and implementation of their duties. These resources can be used to develop and enrich Corporate Parents’ own employee training and CPD programmes – and guidance and assistance is available from the team if this is helpful.

If you would like to know more, or to book a training session, please contact corporateparenting@whocaresscotland.org.


Training Session with Individual Corporate Parents

These live training sessions are aimed at senior management and the most influential leaders – such as the chief executive – of organisations named as Corporate Parents in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. Who Cares? Scotland received funding from the Scottish Funding Council to extend the Scottish Government Corporate Parenting training programme to all colleges and universities across Scotland.

During the session, the most up-to-date statistics and outcomes are presented, giving Corporate Parents a better understanding of how Care Experience impacts on people’s lives. Most importantly, all sessions also include input from a Care Experienced person who has volunteered to share powerful insights from their care journey in their own words.

If you would like to know more, or to book a training session, please contact corporateparenting@whocaresscotland.org.


Thematic Sessions With a Range of Corporate Parents

This options includes all of the same elements as the training for specific + individual types of Corporate Parent. The difference is that these sessions are designed to be thematic and multi-agency, bringing together a range of Corporate Parents to explore issues such as education, housing, criminalisation and employment.

These sessions typically last a full day and there are opportunities to take part in unique and tailored workshops which fuel discussion around approaches to Corporate Parenting. In these workshops, Corporate Parents are encouraged to build on the knowledge gained from the session and work together to develop a Corporate Parenting strategy, with support from the team.

If you would like to know more, or to book a training session, please contact corporateparenting@whocaresscotland.org.