The University of the Highlands and Islands is identified as a corporate parent under Part 9 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The definition of corporate parenting is;
“An organisation’s performance of actions necessary to uphold the rights and safeguard the wellbeing of a looked after child or care leaver, and through which physical, emotional, spiritual, social and educational development is promoted.”
The whole organisation, and every member of staff, is responsible for fulfilling corporate parenting duties.
As a collegiate institution based on a partnership of 11 colleges, 2 research institutions, and 50 learning centres spread across the Highlands and Islands, Moray, and Perthshire, the university plan specifically focuses on collaborative work and the coordination of actions. Each college and research institution will have its own individual Corporate Parenting Plan reflecting its distinctive, local context and working in conjunction with the overarching university plan.
The university are committed to ensuring care experienced young people are fully supported during their time with us, to enable them to successfully complete their course and undergo a worthwhile experience throughout their student journey.
Below are links to the Corporate Parenting Plans of each of our academic partners.
- Argyll College UHI
- Highland Theological College UHI
- Inverness College UHI
- Lews Castle College UHI
- Moray College UHI
- North Highland College UHI
- Orkney College UHI
- Perth College UHI
- Sabhal Mor Ostaig
- Shetland College UHI
- West Highland College UHI
The first reports in respect of the Corporate Parenting Plans listed above, which are due every 3 years, were published in 2018. Copies of these reports can be found below.
- University of the Highlands & Islands Report
- Argyll College UHI Report
- Highland Theological College UHI Report
- Inverness College UHI Report
- Lews Castle College UHI Report
- Moray College UHI Report
- NAFC Report
- North Highland College UHI Report
- Orkney College UHI Report
- Perth College UHI Report
- Sabhal Mor Ostaig Report
- SAMS Report
- Shetland College UHI Report
- West Highland College UHI Report