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Staf has compiled information and resources on coronavirus (COVID-19), to help assist care-experienced young people and those who support them. Read more
CEO of care leaver charity Staf, Jo Derrick, has today hailed the publication of ‘The Promise’ by the Independent Care Review, as an historic moment for Scotland’s care system. Read more
We all want the best support for young people leaving care in Scotland. Join Staf's influential network to understand, implement and influence the sector for the better. 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
Would you like to play a vital role in growing and developing Staf, and working to ensure that the wellbeing and success of young people leaving care across Scotland is indistinguishable from that of their peers in the general population? Find out more about opportunities to join our Board of Directors.
Staf is delighted to be one of the six partnership organisations bringing Dr Bruce Perry to Scotland as part of the More Than My Trauma conference in Glasgow on 17-18 September 2020.
Building Relationships is the second stage in our new three-year project to support you to develop relationship-based practice, funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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.
The Scottish Parliament has today (April 1st) approved the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill, which sets out emergency measures to help ‘protect the public, maintain essential public services and support the economy’ during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
With most schools and nurseries closing from today, care leaver charity Staf has called on local authorities to be mindful of the impact on care-experienced parents when devising their local school closure plans. Read more
Following the publication of the UK budget for 2020-21, Staf CEO Jo Derrick has welcomed changes to housing support for care leavers living in the private rented sector. 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
Tuesday 21st April | 10am - 12.30pm | Online (Zoom Meeting) Read more
Tuesday 12th May | 10am - 12.30pm | Online via Zoom Read more
In this blog Project Return Development Worker, Jenny Ferguson, reflects on the last 6 months of Project Return and provides an update on the next steps. Read more
In this blog, Ruth Kerracher provides an update on Youth Justice Voices' work in the context of Covid-19. Read below to find out all about Youth Just Us, digital participation, maintaining connections, and the launch date for the Artivism digital exhibition. Read more
The Building Relationships Advisory Group has moved to online! In its third meeting on the 19th of March, the group discussed how to continue the work during the lockdown. Find out more about the meeting in this blog. Read more