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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.
Jo Derrick has been appointed as Staf's new CEO, selected through a recruitment process involving frontline workers, care-experienced young people, and Staf board members. Read the full announcement here. Read more
Find out more about the recent announcement of a new admissions policy which seeks to increase the number of care-experienced people going to university Read more
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) have recently published a new psychological training plan. Find out more in our news piece here. Read more
Wednesday 28th August 2019 | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Glasgow Read more
Wednesday 11th September | 10am - 12.30pm | Edinburgh
Wednesday 11th September | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Edinburgh Read more
Project Return was created to ensure that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care is indistinguishable from that of their peers. The project is now underway and we're looking for young people and members of the workforce to join our steering group. Find out more about what's happening with Project Return and how to get involved. Read more
Papoula and Norma recently took a trip down to Brighton to hear all about relationship-based practice in Brighton and Hove Council's Children's Services department. Find out what we learned in this blog. Read more
The Scottish Government has recently published its Education Outcomes for Looked After Children in 2017/18. In this blog we take a look at the figures and consider some of the policies being implemented to improve school attainment and access to further and higher education. Read more