Who are Staf?

Staf, formerly the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum, was formed in 1998 and is Scotland’s national membership organisation for all of those involved in the lives of young people leaving care.

Staf is the only membership organisation for frontline workers and managers focused on throughcare and aftercare of young people from a care experienced background, with over 70 members including all 32 local authorities.

Our vision

The wellbeing and success of young people leaving care across Scotland is indistinguishable from that of theirs peers in the general population.


Our values

We listen. We care. We love.

What do Staf do?

  1. Influence policy and practice
  2. Create platforms for care leaver and practitioners voice
  3. Encourage networking and collaboration to increase good practice
  4. Deliver learning and development opportuniti