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Upcoming events

Permanently Progressing? – Building secure futures for children in Scotland

19 September 2018, 9am - 5pm (Stirling Court Hotel)

On Wednesday 19 September 2018, University of Stirling will host an exciting one day event at Stirling Court Hotel to present key findings from the first phase of the study. The day will include presentations on:

  • Children’s experiences – what promotes feelings of security?
  • Kinship carers/foster carers/adoptive parents - what helps them to help children?
  • How are decisions made and in what timescales?
  • How are children in kinship care/foster care/with adoptive parents faring in relation to relationships, health, and educational progress 3-4 years after they become accommodated?

Tickets are priced at £95 for the day.

Previous events


The Rose Project Launch: Best for Babies We were delighted to welcome Dame Elish Angiolini and Tam Baillie in May to the launch of the report we produced in collaboration with Aberlour considering the intersect between a baby’s best interests and the custodial options for women in Scotland.

Hear the day’s presentations here and read the reporter



Over 150 delegates from all sectors, including academics, policy makers and the third sector, attended the official launch of the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection that took place on March 2016.

Shifting the Curve

In a very well attended seminar in May Naomi Eisentadt, Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality for the Scottish Government, considered the recommendations she made in her report to the government to further tackle poverty in Scotland and how the third sector can work more effectively with statutory agencies to implement these recommendations. This event was organised in partnership with Circle

A Kinship Care Practice Framework: Building knowledge for practice 

We were delighted to welcome Professor Marie Connolly, Chair and Head of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, in June for an informal seminar where she told us more about the development of a kinship care practice framework.

Named Person Seminar 

This seminar brought together practitioners and researchers to consider the implementation of the Named Person role. Harla Sara Octarra, PhD research in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh shared some of her research findings on the implementation of the Named Person in one Scottish local authority; and Lara Neri, Lead Officer (GIRFEC – Education) at East Lothian, talked about East Lothian’s journey to implement GIRFEC into practice.

Poverty and children: creating creative spaces for children’s participation and agency 

Joan Forbes, CCWP’s Honorary Professor, and Elspeth McCartney, Strathclyde University, reflected on the learning from a seminar series, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, that explored children and young people’s experiences of poverty and disadvantage in Scotland.

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