Scotland Knowledge Hub Archive
The latest topics affecting you now in Scotland

£1.5 million investment for early years workforce expansion

18 January 2017

SSSC logo
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas of Scotland.


Second phase of childcare trials announced

17 January 2017

SSSC logo
The Scottish Government has announced the locations of the second phase of early learning and childcare expansion trials.


NDNA looking for qualified early years trainers

5 December 2016

SSSC logoNDNA currently require qualified early years trainers across Scotland to deliver training and/or undertake ‘Preparing for your Inspection’ visits and ‘Business Support’ work within early years settings. 


Locations announced for childcare expansion trials

22 November 2016

SSSC logoThe Scottish Government has announced the first three areas to be taking part in Early Learning and Childcare expansion trials. Find out where the trials will be taking place and see details on what the trials will involve.


Consultation launched on new National Health and Social Care Standards

07 November 2016

A public consultation on the New National Health and Social Care Standards has been launched by the Scottish Government. A series of roadshows will take place as part of the consultation, to help people understand how the standards have been developed and what they will actually mean for people who use care and support services. You can see the consultation below - it is open for responses until 22 January 2017 and you can respond online or via a form.


Changes to the way SSSC regulate

21 September 2016

SSSC logoFrom 1 November 2016 the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) will change the way it regulates social service workers, from a misconduct model of regulation to a fitness to practice model. 

The key change is that SSSC will focus on whether or not a worker’s fitness to practice is impaired because of their conduct, professional practice or health - rather than on whether they have committed misconduct. 


Streamlining Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence

30 August 2016

John Swinney
John Swinney, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary, has written to all practitioners and teachers in Scotland with a statement to clarify what is and what is not required when implementing the Curriculum for Excellence. 

Read more

Named Person provision delay confirmed

16 August 2016

NSPCC logo
Scotland's Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, has written to the Convener of the Education and Skills Committee to confirm a delay to the Named Persons provision of the 2014 Act.

Read more and view the letter  

Supreme Court ruling against Scotland's Named Person scheme

4 August 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled against the Scottish government’s Named Person scheme, delaying its roll-out date.

Find out more

Scotland National Care Standards Review: update

21 July 2016

NDNA have been involved in focus groups to support the development of general and specialist standards, before draft versions are published for consultation. 

Find out more

Scottish Government update

21 July 2016

Update on the Named Person and Child’s Plan provisions in Parts 4 and 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Find out more

New outdoor learning resource 

30 March 2016
Care Inspectorate logo
The Care Inspectorate has launched a new resource sharing good practice in how early years services can provide play and learning outdoors

Find out more