SQA Corporate Parenting

Consultation on SQA’s revised Corporate Parenting commitments 2018-21

SQA is in a unique position to make some very clear guarantees to Scotland’s care-experienced young people. Our revised Corporate Parenting commitments (168 KB) show how we aim to make a difference.

We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to members of the Young People’s Champions Board, Who Cares? Scotland, our internal Corporate Parenting Steering Group and colleagues across SQA. Their input and support to revise our commitments has been extremely helpful.

Have your say

Please take part in our short survey to share with us your feedback on our revised commitments (168 KB) for the next three years.

Following consultation, our commitments and timescales will be set out in SQA’s Corporate Parenting Plan 2018-21.

Your feedback is important to us. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Where we are now

Over the last three years we have worked hard to meet our responsibilities as a corporate parent. We have embraced the opportunity to engage with care-experienced young people, to listen to their aspirations and to explore with them what they need and can expect from us.  In April 2018 we published our leaflet ‘SQA is a proud corporate parent’ to report the progress we have made to meet our corporate parenting responsibilities. As we reflect on this progress, we need to create opportunities to do more.

Starting out

SQA was enormously proud to be named as a national corporate parent in April 2015.

As a corporate parent, we have a duty to provide care-experienced young people with the kind of support that any good parent would give their own children, to ensure that all aspects of their development are nurtured. At SQA, we are committed to helping our care-experienced young people realise the brighter futures they deserve.

Our first Corporate Parenting Plan, published in March 2016, set out the actions we agreed to take during 2015-18 to make a difference to SQA's care-experienced young learners.