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#KeepThePromise: Transformational Change for Care-Experienced Children and Young People

As a 'radical blueprint' for improving the lives of care-experienced children and young people, the Independent Care Review (ICR) listened to those affected and created 'The Promise'. The Promise outlined what Scotland must do to make sure its most vulnerable children feel loved and experience the childhood and life opportunities they deserve. 

#KeepThePromise: Transformational Change for Care-Experienced Children and Young People will examine the current rules, proposed changes to the care system, and the next stage of the journey, 'The Plan'. This is an opportunity to review how these reforms will impact children and young people, families, and the professionals that support them.  

The Context

We will keep listening to and working with care experienced people because the case for transformational change is now unarguable and their voice must shape that change

- Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister, Scottish Government

The Independent Care Review provided the 'what, how, why, and when' of what needs to happen to improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people. 

But with the next stage to shift from The Promise to The Plan, do we have a clear understanding of how this transformational change will happen? How will the workforce be supported to improve the lives of people with care experience? And what impact will reforms have on education professionals, health workers, and people in the justice sector?

Join us on 8th October as we examine the next steps for improving the lives of care-experienced children and young people, and explore how this will impact your work and organization.

Key Issues We'll Discuss

  • Examining The Rules: current legislative framework and the need for change
  • The challenge of navigating complex and often contradictory rules that impact care-experienced children and young people 
  • The patchy adherence to current rules means Scotland’s ‘care system’ does not universally uphold the rights of children
  • Examing the Promise to care-experienced children and young people
  • Promoting a culture shift in how we understand the workforce
  • Engaging, training and supporting people who require a heightened awareness of the developmental needs of care-experienced children (including education professionals, health workers, and people in the justice sector) 
  • Taking a user-centred approach to The Plan and placing the voice of care-experienced people at the heart of systems that impact them
  • Implementing a fundamental shift in how decisions are made about children and families
  • The need for urgent action, the pace of change, and the Scottish Government's next steps

Confirmed Speakers

  • John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister
  • Fiona Duncan, Chair, Independent Care Review (tbc)
  • Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive, Cyrenians and Co-Chair, Edge of Care work group, Independent Care Review
  • Jo Derrick, CEO, Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF)
  • Alexis Grant, Principal Teacher – Enhanced Nurture Provision, Govan High
  • Micheleine Kane, Chair, Scottish Kinship Care Alliance
  • Speaker tbc, Centre of Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS)
  • Speaker tbc, Who Cares? Scotland 

Agenda

Session 1: The Rules

  • Current legislative framework and the need for change
  • The challenge of navigating complex and often contradictory rules that impact care-experienced children and young people 
  • The patchy adherence to current rules means Scotland’s ‘care system’ does not universally uphold the rights of children

Keynote Address: John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister

Speaker tbc, Who Cares? Scotland 

Jo Derrick, CEO, Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF)

Session 2: The Promise

  • Examing the Promise to care-experienced children and young people
  • Key theme: 'People'
  • Promoting a culture shift in how we understand the workforce and support the development of positive relationships 

Fiona Duncan, Chair, Independent Care Review (tbc)

Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive, Cyrenians and Co-Chair, Edge of Care work group, Independent Care Review

Session 3: The Plan.  

  • Taking a user-centred approach to The Plan and placing the voice of care-experienced people at the heart of systems that impact them
  • Implementing a fundamental shift in how decisions are made about children and families
  • The need for urgent action, the pace of change, and the Scottish Government's next steps

Speaker tbc, Centre of Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS)

Good Practice: Nurture Approach to Care Experience Young People.

Alexis Grant, Principal Teacher – Enhanced Nurture Provision, Govan High

Micheleine Kane, Chair, Scottish Kinship Care Alliance

 

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Book now or  or call Adam on 0131 285 1692

If you have an inspiring case study or a project that you think is relevant, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always on the lookout for new speakers. 


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1 place: £145+VAT
Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m

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Public sector organisations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m

Private Sector Rate
1 place £295+VAT | 2+ places £245+ VAT per place
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Date
08 Oct 2020
Venue
Central Edinburgh
Cost
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

Public sector organisations 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

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