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Managers’ Forum: Maintaining The Momentum (Contribute To Your CPD / PRTL)

3 February 2016 at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Managers Forum: Maintaining The MomentumWe are a year down the line since the new duties in parts 9, 10 and 11 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 have been in force and there is a lot going on with change across the sector. We have seen many new corporate parents, named in the act for the first time, taking on their responsibilities accompanied by conversations among them. As the anniversary of the act approaches, organisations are at varying stages of implementation and differing in how they interpret this legislation.

Policy and guidance create frameworks within which to operate but the success of implementation is dependent on those working directly with service users in the frontline.

Research shows we learn best from our peers, so at this event you will have the opportunity to work together exploring the following issues.

Policy Focus On Continuing Care

  • Where does continuing care rank in your priorities?
  • Have there been many requests for continuing care?
  • How are members intending on responding to requests?
  • What good practice can you share?
  • How can throughcare and aftercare teams support residential and foster carers?
  • What is unclear for you?
  • And many other questions…

This session will be facilitated by Staf with support from Ben Farrugia, Sector Engagement Lead with CELCIS.

Moving From A Model Of Compliance To A Model Of Improvement
Andrew Sloan, Team Manager for Looked After and Accommodated, with the Care Inspectorate, takes us through the challenges of creating an inspection system that is meaningful and productive, offering consistency of scrutiny and working together towards improvement.

Good Practice: Creating A Dedicated Mental Health Care Service For Care Leavers
Scott Dunbar, Service Manager for Looked After and Accommodated Children with City of Edinburgh Council, and Lisa Surgey, Mental Health Specialist Practitioner (NHS) Throughcare and Aftercare.

What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Dr Mark Smith, Senior Lecturer and Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science.

Focusing on building relationships first is a way of thinking that empowers both workers and care experienced young people. In this workshop Dr Mark Smith will:

  • Chart the growing interest in relationship-based practice across “people professions”.
  • Explore the role that love may have in professional practice.
  • Consider what needs to be in place to support this.

10.30 – 11.00: Registration
11.00 – 11.05: Welcome, Norma Corlette, CEO Staf
11.05 – 12.50: Policy Focus on Continuing Care
12.50 – 13.00: Scottish Care Leavers Covenant
13.00 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 14.00: Moving From A Model Of Compliance To A Model Of Improvement
14.00 – 14.30: Good Practice: Creating A Dedicated Mental Health Care Service For Care Leavers
14.30 – 14.40: Break
14.40 – 15.55: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
15.55 – 16.00: Closing Remarks

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3 February 2016
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Albert Halls
Albert Place, Dumbarton Road
Stirling, FK8 2QL United Kingdom
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