Out of School Care in Scotland - a draft framework for consultation

Closed 6 Dec 2019

Opened 30 Aug 2019


Our draft framework on Out of School Care sets out what we know about the out of school care sector in Scotland and asks questions about what the Scottish Government can do to support families in accessing high quality, flexible and affordable services which benefit children and parents and carers.

Why your views matter

We want future policies on Out of School Care to be shaped by the people who would benefit from them. We want to understand what children, parents and carers, professionals and experts think about the ways in which Out of School Care can give children opportunities to play and access life-enhancing experiences and support parents to work, train or study.

Read the consultation paper

Read the executive summary (pdf)

What happens next

We will publish the results of this consultation in January 2020 and publish a formal response later in the year. We will then take the information gathered and use it to develop new policies around Out of School Care. You can follow our progress at @OSCScotGov.


  • Children and Families
  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Economy
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights
  • Work and Skills