Following the success of last year's online National Conference, we are delighted announce that we will hold our next Conference, sponsored by Link Living, in person at the University of Stirling, Stirling Court Hotel, on Wednesday 23rd November 2022. We can't wait to get all those who support young people leaving care back together to reconnect, share ideas and get inspired.

This year we are focusing on the value of relationships and with a particular focus on the role of friendships and how, alongside having a trauma aware approach, can ensure that we all #KeepThePromise for care leavers. 

Agenda confirmed so far 

  • Keynote speaker: Dr Autumn Roesch-MarshSenior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh: Relationship based practice: widening the frame to consider friendship 
  • Michelle McClintockSenior Practitioner (Pathways Reviews) at Aberdeenshire Council will be leading our afternoon practice session as she shares how she and her team have transformed the way that pathway assessments and reviews are carried out by applying relationship and trauma aware practices to their processes. 
  • Creating Connections Networking Session to allow time for delegates to reconnect and share best practice. 
  • Care experienced reflections on the importance of friendships. Members of lived experience led projects which we are involved with will share their insights in the importance of relationships and friendships. 

    More speakers to be announced! 

What attendees at the 2021 Staf Conference told us: 

"The whole day has just been such a powerful reminder of the importance of hearing everyone's individual story and truth and that to stay connected we must listen to others."

"Today has been fantastic and the information so easy to absorb."

"Really great day -such a diverse range of voices and perspectives -thank you all so much!"

Paying By Invoice

As well as payment by card below, Staf offers payment by invoice. To pay by invoice (for all ticket types). Please use the form at the button below. 

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Group Bookings 
Group bookings are available. To book the best price please use the early bird rate on the form below. The group rate of 5 for the price of 4 full price tickets for members and non-members will begin once the early bird rate has expired. 

Hotel Reservations 
We have a limited number of single (£119) and double (£145) rooms set aside on the evening prior to the conference. If you wish to book a room please contact [email protected] and we can arrange the booking on your behalf. 

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities: Are now sold out. 

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 4th November 2022. 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.

Thank you to our sponsor and exhibitors 

Link Living, Aberlour, Kibble, SAAS, MyBnk, Scottish Social Services Council, Care Inspectorate, Inspiring Scotland

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