Our ‘Book Week Scotland’ reading list

This week is ‘Book Week Scotland’ and we thought it was a great time to share what we’ve been reading in 2018.Read more

Universal Children’s Day: how we’ll contribute to delivering children’s rights

Today is Universal Children’s Day, marking the day in 1989 that the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.Read more

Creating a system that privileges relationships

How do we create a trauma-informed system which privileges relationships and allows our young people to thrive? Find out more.Read more

Interview with Gerald Neil on his life, his work and reducing stress in our lives

Gerald Neil is a successful accountant and qualified stress and relaxation therapist. Here, we talk to Gerald about his background, how to improve the lives of care experienced young people and how we can all do more to reduce stress in our lives.Read more

Scotland to host an International Child Trauma Conference in 2020

As a country, we’ve become increasingly aware of the impact of adversity and trauma on children, young people and families. Indeed some of the work going on in Scotland is truly world-leading.Read more

‘Changing the Narrative’ – Reflecting on the Frameworks Institute Report

Staf Policy and Events Officer, Lewis Macleod, reflects on some of the key messages discussed in the Frameworks Institute report on reframing narratives and shifting public opinion of care experience and the care system.Read more

Creating an Active Citizen Platform to Watch our Young People Thrive

We know how important it is to give young people tools to deal with their trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). But how often do we look at other ways young people can thrive - namely through their desire to help others? Read Ruairi's blog to find out more.Read more

Announcing Our New and Improved Website

Following almost a year of research, consultation and hard work, we are proud to say that our new website is live. Find out more about how we transformed our website.Read more

Uncomfortable Truths

Young people from the care system who offend are some of the hardest to reach and marginalised in society. In 2017, one of Staf's key objectives was to find out more and see what role we could play in supporting them better. Read moreRead more

2 in a Million

'2 in a Million' is a comic strip in which Kieran shares his story. His imaginitive and original comic takes us on a journey from feeling isolated and unsure of his place in the world to building a trusting relationship with two workers who made him feel loved and accepted. Find out more about how Kieran's comic came to life.Read more

Norma's Thoughts...

Over the last three years, our Managers' Forums and Practitioners' Gatherings have gone from strength to strength. Find out more about Norma's thoughts as we take these events a step further, focusing on three guiding principles...Read more