15317

looked after children in Scotland as at 31st July 2016

45%

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

4%

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

Changing Minds, Changing Lives

Despite being a passionate and committed workforce, we know that supporting one another and our young people can often be challenging and stressful. In this final course before the summer break, we will explore how stress relief techniques can be applied to ourselves, our teams and the young people we support.

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Tickets: From £25.00

Author: Cheryl Leggett

Location: COSLA Conference Centre,19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh

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.

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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.

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Author: Cheryl Leggett

Events

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.

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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.

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Author: Cheryl Leggett

Latest news

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    Data protection laws are changing on Friday 25th May 2018, giving you more control over your data and who can use it. If we don't hear from you before Friday, we might not be able to send you any more updates. Find out how to stay in the touch! Read more

  • Sport protects mental health of children who experience trauma

    A study published in January 2018 from Public Health Wales and Bangor University shows that people who had Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) but regularly played sports as children were less likely to have a mental illness as an adult. Find out more about the study. Read more

  • A Life in Limbo

    Too many homeless people are living in limbo, stuck in emergency accommodation with nowhere to wash clothes or cook. Strict curfews can be damaging to people's mental health and job prospects. Crisis are calling on the Scottish Government to make sure homeless people aren't stuck living in unsuitable hostels, B&Bs or lodging houses. Read more

Upcoming Events

  • Healing From Trauma And Moving On

    Staf's first National Conference, on 27th November 2018, will bring together national and international speakers to share the latest findings and practice from neuroscience and trauma recovery, which will serve to strengthen our existing understanding as you deliver services to the young people in your care. Read more

  • Changing Minds, Changing Lives

    Despite being a passionate and committed workforce, we know that supporting one another and our young people can often be challenging and stressful. In this final course before the summer break, we will explore how stress relief techniques can be applied to ourselves, our teams and the young people we support. Read more

  • Implications of Continuing Care

    At this meeting we will be continuing to understand what the barriers are to implementation, and what solutions and good practice already exist. Read more

Latest Blog

  • Creating an Active Citizen Platform to Watch our Young People Thrive

    We know how important it is to give young people tools to deal with their trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). But how often do we look at other ways young people can thrive - namely through their desire to help others? Read Ruairi's blog to find out more. Read more

  • Announcing Our New and Improved Website

    Following almost a year of research, consultation and hard work, we are proud to say that our new website is live. Find out more about how we transformed our website. Read more

  • Uncomfortable Truths

    Young people from the care system who offend are some of the hardest to reach and marginalised in society. In 2017, one of Staf's key objectives was to find out more and see what role we could play in supporting them better. Read more Read more