Staf is delighted to announce to programme for our 2020 National Conference, which will be held online on 17 November 2020. Book by the 30th of October to take advantage of our Early-Bird Rates. Buy a Group Ticket for £250 at any time (£50 per delegate).

With an international line-up of speakers, we will focus on why life-long social connections are more important than ever for care leavers. We’ll explore the impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of care-experienced young people and those who support them and, crucially, how we can reverse that impact. And we will make the case of young people being at the heart of decision-making as we transition to a better normal.  

At this event you will hear from:  

  • Johann Hari, author of two bestselling books including ‘Lost Connections: Why you are depressed - and how to find hope’ 
  • Kit De Waal, author of critically-acclaimed novel ‘My Name is Leon’ who worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law and has written training manuals on adoption, foster care and judgecraft for members of the judiciary. 
  • Dr Stacy Blythe, Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University, with a research interest in the health and wellbeing of children in out-of-home care, infant mental health and Developmental Trauma. 
  • Tony Bloemendaal, a fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy founded by world-renowned trauma expert Dr Bruce Perry and expert in trauma and neglect. 

Booking Terms
Early-bird rates will close on 30th October 2020. Member rates are open to current Staf member organisations, as per the terms of your membership. If you are unsure if you are a member, please get in touch at the email or phone number below.

Payment is required prior to the event commencing and is non-transferrable to any other event or programme.

There will be no refunds for cancellations received after 29th October 2020. Substitute delegates are encouraged. Please inform [email protected] if a substitution is required.

Event Queries
If you have any queries, please get in touch with our booking team at [email protected] or call 0141 465 7511.

How to book

1. Select a ticket type below and input the number you require. If you require to pay by invoice for any ticket type please only click the Enquire button to the right of the 'Pay by Invoice' option. 

2. Complete ticket details. 

3. You will then be redirected to our Checkout and will be asked to give the booking contact details. Once you have completed these, click 'Complete Purchase' or 'Complete Enquiry' if you have chosen the 'Pay by Invoice' option. 

4. Complete payment details (if paying by card).

5. You will see the screen thanking you for your purchase and will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email please get in touch with us at [email protected]

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