There are 4 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.

One of our Training & Education officers will facilitate an engaging and bespoke session tailored to your particular organisation which will typically cover:

  • What is Care Experience?
  • The most up-to-date statistics and outcomes for Care Experienced people
  • What does Corporate Parenting mean – in legislation and in practice?
  • Examples of promising practice in Corporate Parenting.

Most importantly, all sessions also include the voice of Care Experienced people – whether live in person, or in the form of videos, case studies, verbal inputs, etc.

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 minimum of a half 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.


Training for Employers

Thanks to funding from Comic Relief, we can now offer specific training for employers (whether Private Sector, Public Sector, Corporate Parents or Third Sector Organisations) who would like to know how best to attract, recruit and support Care Experienced employees. This training covers the benefits of employing Care Experienced people and diversifying the workforce; addressing unconscious bias; breaks down stigma and barriers that currently exist in employment and shares examples of positive practice in this area. To find out more or to book a training session, please contact Nick Targontsidis: ntargontsidis@whocaresscotland.org