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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
young people eligible for aftercare as at 31 July 2018
percentage of young people eligible for aftercare were in education, training or employment
young people recorded as in a Continuing Care placement in 2017-2018
We Care | 29 October 2019 | Stirling
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.
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.
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.
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.
Staf is supportive of the stated aim of the proposed Income Supplement – to lift the maximum number of children out of poverty – and echoes the call for it to be delivered as quickly as possible. We are concerned, however, that the new benefit will not reach all young people leaving care or those that support them. Read more
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been told by care-experienced young people and thoughcare and aftercare workers how important relationships are to improving lives, at a meeting hosted by Staf. Read more
Thanks to funding from the Life Changes Trust and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, 2019 sees Staf embark on three exciting new projects, all sharing a common theme: relationships. Find out more here. Read more
Wednesday 5th June 2019 | 11.30am - 2.30pm | Eastwood Health and Care Centre Read more
Tuesday 20th August 2019 | 12pm - 2pm | Read more
Tuesday 28th August 2019 | 0930am - 1230pm | Location TBC Read more
In a country that believes that all young people deserve care and love, it cannot be right that their wellbeing and success is often determined by the adversity and trauma they have experienced. Read more
Our project to support the participation of young people with care and justice experience is gathering pace. Here's the latest from Ruth Kerracher, our Youth Justice Participation Worker. Read more
Here’s what’s working well in Fife in delivering services for care leavers and the practices that are driving improvements in performance. Read more