looked after children in Scotland as at 31st July 2017


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


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

Local Authority Members' Forum

Wednesday 11th September | 10.00am - 12.30pm | Perth




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Author: Lewis Macleod

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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.


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.


Author: Cheryl Leggett


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.


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.


Author: Cheryl Leggett

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