Staf welcomes new support for care-experienced young people in the Programme for Government

Norma Corlette, Staf Chief Executive, has today (Wednesday 3 September) welcomed the Scottish Government’s plans for the year ahead, hailing the young people who have “raised their voice and delivered change”. Read more

In conversation with Deputy First Minister John Swinney: New episode of The Forum podcast launched

Staf has recently launched the latest episode of our podcast, ‘The Forum’. The third full episode of our series focusses on The Care Experienced Bursary, in conversation with John Swinney, Deputy First Minister for Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. Read more

Jo Derrick Appointed as New Staf CEO

Jo Derrick has been appointed as Staf's new CEO, selected through a recruitment process involving frontline workers, care-experienced young people, and Staf board members. Read the full announcement here. Read more

Shannon's Box to be delivered to young people entering care

A new initiative, Shannon's Box, has been launched to make entering care a little easier for children and young people. The box will now begin to be delivered in East Ayrshire, in partnership with East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. Read more

New Income Supplement must tackle care leaver poverty

Staf is supportive of the stated aim of the proposed Income Supplement – to lift the maximum number of children out of poverty – and echoes the call for it to be delivered as quickly as possible. We are concerned, however, that the new benefit will not reach all young people leaving care or those that support them. Read more

Care Experienced Week 2018 and Lifetime of Love Rally

Find out what's happening during Care Experienced Week to explore, reflect on and celebrate all things care-experienced. Read more

New Theatre Company for Care-experienced Young People

The Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow is looking for care-experienced young people aged 18-26 with an interest in performing to take part in their new theatre company. Find out more... Read more