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Background to Fife Young Carers SCIO

Fife Young Carers SCIO supports children and young people aged up to 25 years who look after or support someone in their family who has an illness, a disability or is affected by mental ill-health or substance use.

It is a Fife-wide local charity committed to improving the support and information provided to young carers in Fife.

Young Carers have been catered for since 1995 by small local groups before amalgamating in 1998 to become Fife Young Carers.

We have 36 full and part time staff and a bank of volunteers who work together to provide the best service possible to young and young adult carers in Fife.

Fife Young Carers provision includes: a robust assessment and review process; young carers' statements; adult care support plans; emergency plans; respite trips and groups; therapeutic breaks: advocacy support; one to one support; education support; befriending; family well-being service; training for professionals; awareness raising; young person friendly information; young carers identification card; and have a Young Carer Participatory Group.

How did you find out about the SCQF Inclusive Recruiter programme & why did you decide to join up?

We were approached by Nicola Smith, Lead: Projects and Employer Support at the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership, who had seen a job we had advertised and contacted us to discuss the requirements of becoming an Inclusive Recruiter. What she said made sense and would clearly encourage more people with relevant skills to apply to us.

How has using SCQF levels in your recruitment benefited your organisation?

We believe we will now get more candidates with the right experience applying for roles with us. It has also made us really consider the competencies each role requires.

How easy was it to embed the SCQF Inclusive Recruiter principles within your organisation’s recruitment processes?

This was very easy as it fitted with our ethos.

Do you have any plans to further embed the SCQF within your organisation e.g. performance management/job evaluation/workforce planning?

We have looked at each of our job roles and matched them with an SCQF level.

Any other comments?

­­­We have found the after support really useful too.

For more information on the SCQF Inclusive Recruiter programme and how using SCQF levels in your recruitment can have a positive impact on your business, visit the website.

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