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Created by Shannon, our Youth Facilitator, Shannon's Box is designed to make entering care a little easier for children and young people. Find out more about this project. Read more
Tuesday 29th October 2019 | Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling | 9am - 5pm Read more
young people eligible for aftercare as at 31 July 2018
percentage of young people eligible for aftercare who were in education, training or employment
young people recorded as in a Continuing Care placement in 2017-2018
Tuesday 29th October 2019 | Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling | 9am - 5pm
Staf is delighted to announce the formation of a new Policy Engagement Group to ensure that the voice of our members is at the heart of our political output. Check out this short blog for an overview of the group's remit, and get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.
Mapping Relationships is the first stage of a new three-year project to support you to develop relationship-based practice, funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We will be consulting with all of those who work with care leavers in Scotland to gather opinions and practice examples around relationships.
Funded by the Life Changes Trust, Project Return will bring together young people and practitioners to aid our understanding of trauma and trauma-informed practice, and to explore the supportive environments we know are required to support recovery and the development of relationships.
With funding from the Life Changes Trust, we have begun a new project, jointly with the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice, to listen to the voice of care and justice-experienced young people so that their views are given the due weight and attention they deserve.
Staf and Children in Scotland are delighted to announce their partnership with young people with care experience to design and deliver the evaluation of a ground-breaking new initiative in Scotland. Read more
SallyAnn Kelly and Carole Dearie have been announced as the incoming Chair and Vice-Chair respectively on the Staf Board of Directors, and will support new CEO Jo Derrick.
Find out more about Staf's new leadership team here. Read more
Norma Corlette, Staf Chief Executive, has today (Wednesday 3 September) welcomed the Scottish Government’s plans for the year ahead, hailing the young people who have “raised their voice and delivered change”. Read more
Project Return is now looking for people with care and/or justice experience, alongside members of the workforce to join this projects steering group. We are now meeting fortnightly - email [email protected] to find out more and get involved! Read more
'Celebrating Connection' is a special Practitioners Gathering event being held this care experienced week. Find out more and book your place here. Read more
What would the world look like if young people in and leaving care had the relationships they require to thrive? That was the question I posed at our three Mapping Relationships workshops – in Aberdeen, Glasgow and online – which were buzzing with discussion and positive ideas for change. Read more
Youth Just Us, the steering group behind the CYCJ/Staf Youth Justice Voices project, have already made a substantial impact, with interest from policy makers and politicians. Ruth Kerracher shares the key messages emerging as a result of the dedicated efforts of these dynamic young people. Read more
Pamela Graham, our Head of Learning and Development, has contributed a blog to Children in Scotland's '25 Calls' campaign. In the article, Pamela argues that the collection of robust data on the mental health of young people with care experience could lead to action to radically improve their transition to adulthood. Read more