Innovation Award

Presented by Lee Downie, Director of Business Systems, SQA

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Shelley Ferguson (l), and colleague, The Good Shepherd Centre, Bishopton

The Good Shepherd Centre (TGSC) is a secure close support and semi-independent living service for vulnerable young people.

The centre takes the eight wellbeing indicators of the UNs Getting It Right for Every Child framework, and adds a ninth Hope, or how young people feel about their present and future situation.

TGSC contacted SQA with a proposed unit in Mental Health at SCQF level 4, and as a result it worked with SQA to develop two new awards in Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Dehra MacDonald holding Star Awards trophy
Highly Commended, Dehra MacDonald, King's Oak Primary School and Inverclyde CLD Partnership, Greenock
Linda Boal holding Star Awards trophy
Highly Commended, Linda Boal, West College Scotland, Paisley