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 was released on 5 February 2020. It seeks to provide the what, how, why, and when of what needs to happen to improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people.
One key theme is ‘people’. How people with care experience can be supported to develop positive relationships with people in the workforce, and how professionals can take a trauma-informed approach in their decision-making and care.
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 30 April 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.
09:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:55 Welcome from the Chair
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
10:00 Keynote Address
10:15 Questions and Discussion
10:30 Senior Speaker, Local Authority
10:50 Senior Speaker, Education
11:10 Questions and Discussion
11:20 Refreshments and Networking
Session 2: The Promise
- Examing the Promise to care-exerpienced children and young people
- Key theme: 'People'
- Promoting a culture shift in how we understand the workforce and support the development of positive relationships
11:40 Senior Speaker, Independent Care Review
12:00 Jo Derrick, CEO, Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF)
12:20 Questions and Discussion
12:30 Lunch and Networking
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
13:15 Interactive Discussions
Delegates will be divided into small groups to discuss what can be learned from the morning presentations for your own work and organisation. This is an opportunity to begin to think about the implementation of the proposed changes to the 'care system', the associated challenges, and how these might be overcome.
13:45 Senior Speaker, Justice Sector
14:05 Senior Speaker, Education Sector
14:25 Senior Speaker, Health Sector
14:45 Questions and Discussion
14:55 Chair's Closing Remarks
15:00 Close of Event
Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.
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