Our Care Leavers into Employment focus group tackles the issues faced by young people in both accessing and sustaining employment. This group brings together workers from across the public and third sector to discuss and dissect current practice issues.

Our most recent focus group meetings have discussed the DWP's commitments to care leavers and the development of protocols with local authorities, and the development of national policy to support care leavers into employment. 

As well as the usual opportunity to share best practice, at this meeting we will:

  • Get an update from Scottish Government officials on the new Job Start Payment, which is set to be introduced this spring. This Focus Group discussed the issue in 2019 and our consultation response helped shape the new benefit. Read more about the Job Start Payment here.
  • Hear from Joe Rankin, Chief Executive of the Nevis Group, an organisation looking to support care-experienced young people into sustained employment, particularly through working with businesses to better support young people they employ.
  • Get an update from Staf on the outcome of the Care Review and a discussion on its recommendations regarding supporting care leavers.

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Members attend our focus groups for free. There is a fee of £29.95 for Individual Associate Members and non-members to attend.

Don't worry if you're not sure about your membership status, all bookings are processed by a member of our team who will make sure you're paying the best rate. If there are any issues we'll let you know as soon as possible. Please note this could mean paying a higher rate.

You can book a place at this focus group by completing one of our booking forms. 

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Payment is required prior to the event commencing, is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other event or programme. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • 5-9 working days prior to event: 50% of the fee will be payable
  • 3-4 working days prior to event: 75% of the fee will be payable
  • Less than 3 working days prior to event: 100% of the fee will be payable

If you are unable to attend, you may nominate someone to attend in your place. Please notify Staf of this change on 0141 465 7511 or by email to [email protected].

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