Improving Attainment for Looked After Children

This event will examine priorities and good practice in targeting support to improve the educational outcomes of care experienced young people.

Getting support right

In October 2018, Scottish Government announced £33m in funding over the next three years to improve the educational outcomes of care experienced young people. Looked after children continue to experience lower levels of attainment and poorer outcomes than their peers – so how can we utilise resources effectively to ensure all of our children and young people can reach their full potential?

A range of services must work together to provide comprehensive support, and with the additional funding going directly to local authorities, it is timely to examine what works in improving outcomes. Join us as we share insights, priorities and good practice in improving the educational outcomes of care experienced children and young people.

Key issues we’ll address with you

  • Improving the attainment of care leavers as a policy priority
  • Key challenges facing care-experienced young people
  • Tackling siloisation of service delivery
  • Putting the young person’s voice at the heart of decisions
  • Learning from existing good practice

Agenda*

9:45 Registration and Refreshments

10:25 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

10:30 Session 1: Policy and Context

  • Improving the attainment of care leavers as a policy priority
  • Drivers of poorer outcomes for care leavers
  • Key challenges facing care-experienced young people

10:30 Expert speaker

11:00 Expert speaker

11:30 Q&A

11:40 Refreshments and Networking 

12:00 Session 2: Priorities for Partnership Working

  • Tackling siloisation of service delivery
  • Comprehensive support through improved communication
  • Putting the young person’s voice at the heart of decisions
  • Challenges to prevention and early intervention

12:00 MCR Pathways: Relationships Closing the Attainment Gap 

Iain MacRitchie, Founder and CEO, MCR Pathways

12:30 Expert speaker

13:00 Q&A

13:10 Lunch and Networking

14:00 Session 3: Good Practice

We can learn a lot from the work of our peers from across different services and organisations. This session will take a practical look at how to make a success of support in practice through in-depth case studies and roundtable discussions that will enable you to develop you learning with your colleagues.

14:00 Transitions to Learning and Work Programme 

  • The impact of youth work approach
  • Bespoke curriculum design
  • Case studies - exploring the challenges face by learners 'Looked After' at home 

Fiona Templeton, Senior Community Learning and Development Worker, Glasgow Kelvin College
Barbie Jordan, Curriculum Manager, Glasgow Kelvin College 

14:30 Expert speaker

15:00 Q&A

15:10 Chair’s Closing Remarks

15:15 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change


Our events are CPD certified. The full day of this event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.

A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

 

Venue
COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635

Dates
30 May 2019
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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