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.
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
Book now or email 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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