looked after children in Scotland as at 31st July 2017


of care-experienced young people aged 5-17 years old have been assessed as having mental health issues


of care-experienced pupils go straight from high school to University, compared to 39% of the general population

National Conference: Healing From Trauma And Moving On

Tuesday 27th November 2018 | 9.15am to 4.30pm




Tickets: From £0.00

Author: Cheryl Leggett

Location: Glasgow Science Centre,50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Implications of Continuing Care Report

Staf has been working as part of a consortium of colleagues from across the sector which has been meeting about the implementation of Continuing Care. Following our Implications of Continuing Care focus group in February 2018, we produced a report looking at the issues and the good practice taking place across Scotland.


Author: Cheryl Leggett

Young People and Professionals United

Young People's Voice

Staf has always had the voice of care-experienced young people at its heart. From the Debate Project to the Voices and Connecting Voices, young people's voices have always influenced our work. Find out more about the voice of care-experienced young people.


Author: Cheryl Leggett


Staf runs a number of events throughout the year, including focus groups, Managers' Forums, Practitioners' Gatherings and our Annual Conference. Our events give attendees the chance to network, share ideas and good practice and to learn about the latest developments in the sector. Click here to see our upcoming events.


Author: Belinda Mustoe

Training and Consultancy

In addition to our calendar of events, Staf offers bespoke training and consultancy opportunities for all corporate parents across a range of subjects, including working with care-experienced young people, trauma-informed practice, trauma and stress management, and leadership and management.


Author: Cheryl Leggett

Latest news

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    Take a look at some of the activity that took place during Care Experienced Week 2018. Read more

  • Policy and Practice: SAAS Care Experienced Bursary

    The SAAS Care Experienced bursary was introduced last year to care experienced young people in higher education, and has this academic year been extended to those in further education. Find out more about the bursary, support for young in people in education, and how this relates to practice, here: Read more

  • Universal Credit: five things you need to know

    The UK government’s roll-out of Universal Credit has garnered a great deal of media coverage over the last year. The controversial change in benefits, which sees six varying benefits condensed into one payment, is currently being rolled out across the country. Here are five things you need to know about Universal Credit. Read more

Upcoming Events

  • Local Authority Members' Forum

    Wednesday 20th February 2019 | 10am - 12.30pm Read more

  • Implications of Continuing Care Focus Group

    Tuesday 22nd January 2019 | 11.30am to 2.30pm Read more

  • National Conference: Healing From Trauma And Moving On

    Tuesday 27th November 2018 | 9.15am to 4.30pm Read more

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