SCHOOL'S OUT: Framework for the Development of Out-of-School Care
Many people have contributed to School's Out and we, as authors, are grateful to them all.
We thank the children and young people who took part in our consultation exercise. They filled in questionnaires and shared their experiences about their after-school club. They provided very helpful information and useful and amusing quotes. We also thank the service providers and staff who distributed and collected the questionnaires. Our thanks go to the children and staff in those clubs who allowed us to take photographs of them for this document, and to the parents.
We are grateful to those local authorities and services that agreed to provide information for the good-practice examples and case studies. We thank the staff, children and young people who gave us their views for the case studies. We thank the Scottish Out of School Care Network for co-ordinating this exercise.
We thank East Dunbartonshire Council for consulting local authorities about the use of premises, letting policies and other issues.
We thank consultants who carried out research on the benefits and effect of OSC and a study on management models and business planning.
Finally, we thank all members of the working group for their knowledge, views, contributions and sense of humour.