Dec 2 2009 by Wendy Scott, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
NORTH Lanarkshire Council have been honoured with the Aiming High Award in recognition of the innovative approach taken to excellence for out of school care.
The award by the Scottish Out of School Care Network is the first award of its kind given to a local authority.
Jane Liddell, head of Education Quality and Development in Learning and Leisure Services, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to make a long-term commitment to out of school care service.
“This investment helps ensure that North Lanarkshire's children receive the very best play and care opportunities within their community.”
Scottish Out of School Care Network congratulated North Lanarkshire Council on being the first local authority in Scotland to have supported all out of school care services.
Irene Audain, SOSCN's chief executive, said: “This achievement demonstrates North Lanarkshire's commitment to quality.”