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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
Staf and CYCJ’s Scotland-wide participation project, Youth Justice Voices, is delighted to announce an exciting new collaboration with Articulate Cultural Trust and Scottish artist Scott Lang (Slang), exploring identity through a range of creative art forms.
Project Return is now looking for people with care and/or justice experience, alongside members of the workforce to join this projects steering group. We are now meeting fortnightly - email [email protected] to find out more and get involved!
Building Relationships is the second stage in our new three-year project to support you to develop relationship-based practice, funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
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.
Ahead of the General Election, care leaver charity Staf has called on politicians to commit to tackling poverty by raising incomes and reforming social security. Read more
A new report has been published today making recommendations on how support for care leavers at risk of homelessness can be improved. Find out more about the report here. Read more
The Scottish Government has announced over £12million of funding to raise attainment for care experienced children and young people. Find out more in this news item. 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. We are now meeting fortnightly - email [email protected] to find out more and get involved! Read more
Wednesday 19th February | 11.30pm - 2.30pm | Edinburgh Read more
Wednesday 4 March 2020 | 10.30am - 1.00pm | Venue TBC Read more
At the end of October we welcomed back Tony Bloemendaal with his colleague Roland Verdow to Scotland to support us as we explored trauma-sensitive care giving and workforce wellbeing. Here's what we learned. Read more
Youth Justice Participation Worker, Ruth Kerracher gives us an overview of Staf and CYCJ’s participation project Youth Justice Voices and how youth work plays an integral role in this work. Read more
This year's Care Experienced Week was from the 19th - 26th of October, with events happening all over Scotland, and it's fair to say the Staf team got well and truly stuck in! Read more