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Practitioners’ Gathering: Young People Talking, Are We Listening? (Contribute To Your CPD / PRTL)

2 March 2016 at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Close up of young woman's face with text: Contribute to your CPD /PRTL, Practitioners’ Gathering, Young People Talking Are We Listening? 02/03/16 Stirling

Implications of Continuing Care
This session will be facilitated by Staf and will explore the following issues:

  • 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…

The Voices
Staf’s Voices project culminates this month. Led by and for care experienced young people, it has criss-crossed Scotland seeking young people’s views on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, being in and staying in care, and finding examples of good practice. The team videoed their discussions with young people and excerpts of the completed film will be shown with commentary from Simone Smith and Saffron Rohan, the project’s Young Facilitators.

Creating A Level Playing Field
We want young care leavers to have the same opportunities and successes in their lives as their peers in the wider population have. Part of this is dependent on resourcing and in this session we investigate what parity there is among corporate parents and local authorities in terms of how much they spend on their young people.

Life Changes Trust Individual Grants Pilot
Piloted in two local authorities, young people were provided with grants of £500.00. Carole Patrick, Programme and Grant Manager with Life Changes Trust, discusses what can be learnt from the choices the young people made and what this says about the things young people consider important. The session will include specific examples of what the young people purchased, along with the practical and emotional impact on them.

What Has Love Got To Do With It?
Kate Skinner, Independent Social Work Consultant and Researcher with a career spanning decades, will discuss:

  • Sharing personal professional experience in social work and the growing interest in relationship-based practice.
  • Exploring the role that love may have on professional practice, and
  • Considering what needs to be in place to support this.

10.30 – 11.00: Registration and Coffee
11.00 – 11.05: Welcome and Introductions
11.05 – 12.35: The Voices
12.35 – 13.00: Life Changes Trust Individual Grants Pilot
13.00 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 – 14.30: Implications of Continuing Care
14.30 – 14.40: Break
14.40 – 15.50: What Has Love Got To Do With It?
15.50 – 16.00: Closing Remarks

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2 March 2016
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


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