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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A new initiative, Shannon's Box, has been launched to make entering care a little easier for children and young people. The box will now begin to be delivered in East Ayrshire, in partnership with East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. Read more
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
Tuesday 20th August 2019 | 12pm - 2pm | Glasgow Read more
Tuesday 28th August 2019 | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Glasgow Read more
Wednesday 11th September | 10am - 12.30pm | Edinburgh
The Scottish Government has recently published its Education Outcomes for Looked After Children in 2017/18. In this blog we take a look at the figures and consider some of the policies being implemented to improve school attainment and access to further and higher education. Read more
In May, Dr Karen Treisman returned to Glasgow to deliver our full-day training course 'Navigating the Iceberg'. Find out three ways that we are taking forward this work on organisational change towards trauma-informed practice. Read more
Shannon's Box is about a sense of giving something back to the care system. In this blog, Shannon tells us how she went from an idea to a pilot in East Ayrshire. Read more