The new Aberdeen City Out of School Care Policy and Good Practice Guidelines was launched on Monday 5th June.
The purpose of this policy is to promote improvement and embed quality within provision in Aberdeen, and to establish links between out of school care and other local and national strategies and policies e.g. Building the Ambition, Aberdeen Play Policy and Nurtured Outcome Group Action Plan. It seeks to develop innovative and inclusive services in partnership with communities, schools, parents and carers, children and young people and a wide range of external agencies.
A key feature of this policy is to work with existing and future partners to best meet the needs of children, families and communities, including school communities.
This policy expresses a commitment to see, hear, listen and respond to children and ensure that out of school care represents a positive experience within which they are fully engaged.