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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
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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
Tuesday 29th October 2019 | Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling | 9am - 5pm
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.
Mapping Relationships is the first stage of a new three-year project to support you to develop relationship-based practice, funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We will be consulting with all of those who work with care leavers in Scotland to gather opinions and practice examples around relationships.
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.
SallyAnn Kelly and Carole Dearie have been announced as the incoming Chair and Vice-Chair respectively on the Staf Board of Directors, and will support new CEO Jo Derrick.
Find out more about Staf's new leadership team here. Read more
Norma Corlette, Staf Chief Executive, has today (Wednesday 3 September) welcomed the Scottish Government’s plans for the year ahead, hailing the young people who have “raised their voice and delivered change”. Read more
Staf has recently launched the latest episode of our podcast, ‘The Forum’. The third full episode of our series focusses on The Care Experienced Bursary, in conversation with John Swinney, Deputy First Minister for Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. 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. Join us for our taster session on Tuesday 24th September! Read more
In the second blog of our ‘Spotlight on best practice’ series, we look at the joint inspection of services for children and young people in the City of Edinburgh Council completed in June 2019. Here’s what’s working well in Edinburgh in delivering services for young people leaving care and the practices that are driving improvements in performance. Read more
Ahead of the First Minister's announcement of the Scottish Government's programme for the next year, Staf has set out five changes that can be made now to support care leavers. Read more
Read Staf's full response to the consultation on incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our domestic law in Scotland. Read more