Following the success of the Staf Summit for senior leaders held in March 2020 we are delighted announce that we will hold our second Staf Summit on 17 March 2021.

The Independent Care Review challenged us all to be a good parent to young people in and leaving care – this event will support your organisation to meet that challenge.

This event is for senior leaders and their teams with responsibility for Corporate Parenting or directly providing care and support to young people with care experience.

We will bring together experts, best practice examples and the voice of young people with care experience to support organisations to be a good Corporate Parent and to keep the Promise. In particular, we’ll focus on transitions, with the Promise proposing thematic reviews on the topic.

Throughout the day our speakers will underline the importance of relationships, trauma-informed care and practice, listening to young people and fulfilling children’s rights.

Speakers confirmed:

  • Louise Hunter, CEO of Who Cares? Scotland, will discuss what Who Cares have learned about the impact of COVID-19 on care-experienced people through their helpline which launched last year.
  • Adam Bennett, CEO of Project Change, was a co-chair of the Independent Care Review’s Health and Wellbeing work group and has experience of foster care. Adam will talk about ProjectChange and how the care community needs to come together on a human basis rather than a systems basis and how leaders and Corporate Parents can play their part.
  • Staf’s ‘The REAL Toolkit’ Advisory Group will present the toolkit and how this resource will support the workforce at all levels to deliver relationship-based practice.
  • Kenny McGhee, Throughcare and Aftercare Consultant at CELCIS, will talk about his recent research in partnership with Dr. Autumn Roesch-Marsh of Edinburgh University on the digital divide, showcasing what care leavers said as part of this work.
  • Tam Baillie is Chair of A Way Home Coalition and a former Children and Young People Commissioner for Scotland, he will talk about the Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway for care leavers launched in 2019 and will show how this work can be used as a lever for change by senior leaders and Corporate Parents.
  • From Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) we will hear from Laura Beveridge, Children's Rights and Inclusion Coordinator, and Beth-Anne Logan, CHS Board Member, on how the Corporate Parent is taking a children’s rights and inclusion-based approach.
  • Staf Chair and Aberlour CEO, SallyAnn Kelly will bring the event to a close. 

What attendees at the 2020 Staf Summit told us: 

“I really enjoyed the Summit, leaving now having learnt new things and enthusiastic to make cultural changes.” (Attendee at the Staf Summit in March 2020)

“I don’t often leave training so enthusiastically geekishly excited.” (Attendee at the Staf Summit in March 2020)

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 17th February 2021. Substitute delegates are encouraged. Please inform [email protected] if a substitution is required.

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