young people eligible for aftercare as at 31 July 2020


percentage of young people eligible for aftercare who were in education, training or employment as at 31 July 2020


young people recorded as in a Continuing Care placement in 2019-2020

Board Treasurer

Do you have financial experience you want to put to good use? Do you have a day a month to help Staf achieve it's vision? Would you like to be part of a passionate and enthusiastic Board who care deeply about the outcomes for care leavers? Then you may just the person we are looking for.


Author: Cheryl Leggett

#WeLove: sharing COVID-19 best practice

This crisis has shone a new light on the issues children and young people in and leaving care face but we also know that there’s some great work continuing and we hope to highlight this through the #WeLove campaign.


Author: Liam Furby

We listen. We care. We love.

Building Relationships - The REAL Toolkit

The REAL Toolkit – Relationships, Empathy and Love The toolkit will be guide for young people who are leaving care and importantly, it will also be guidance for those working in care on how to promote relationships. Our vision is that every young person in care and leaving care will have positive meaningful relationships. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Author: Liam Furby

Project Return

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.


Author: Cheryl Leggett

Youth Justice Voices

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.


Author: Liam Furby

Latest news

  • Care-Experienced Bursary data 2018-19

    The Scottish Funding Council's report on the uptake of the Care Experienced Bursary has been released. We take a look at the key findings. Read more

  • Education Outcomes for Looked After Children 2019/20

    We take a look at the Scottish Government report on Educational Attainment for Looked After children and find that, despite some improvements, there's still a long way to go before their outcomes are indistinguishable from their peers. Read more

  • Get Into Summer: Staf presents Summer Sessions

    Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government's Get Into Summer scheme we're supporting young people with care experience across Scotland improve their wellbeing. Read more

Upcoming Events

  • Staf Summer Sessions

    Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government's Get Into Summer campaign, we're supporting young people with care experience across Scotland get into summer and focus on well being with our Summer Sessions in association with Scottish Forestry. Read on to find out how to find out more and how to take part. Read more

  • Participation Practitioners' Forum

    Thursday 29th July | 10am - 11.30am | Online (Zoom) Read more

  • Implications of Continuing Care Focus Group

    Tuesday 24th August 2021 | 10am - 11.30am | Online (Microsoft Teams) Read more

Latest Blog

  • The REAL Toolkit: Meet the Designers

    Get to know the graphic designers for the REAL Toolkit - Shona and Scott from Swandco. design. Read more

  • A testament or four to Youth Just Us

    We are incredibly proud of what Youth Just Us has achieved over the last two years and we were delighted to hear that our partner organisations and the Youth Just Us members agree. Read on to find out exactly what they had to say. Read more

  • Why Youth Just Us Matters

    Youth Just Us met with the Floating Designer to literally illustrate the importance of the group from their perspective. Read more