This conference focused on The Scottish Government’s policy reform agenda aimed at improving the lives of children in care and care leavers.
It looked at the Independent Care Review’s work as it sought to develop new initiatives, evaluate clear evidence of what works for children and young people, and encourage best practice for improving the experience of children and young people in care.
Delegates discussed how a co-ordinated and collaborative approach might be further developed between local authorities, education providers, health services, and the voluntary sector in supporting those in care, whilst retaining a level of flexibility which best provides for the unique individual needs of looked after children and foster families.
Attendees also discussed how to embed the Independent Care Review’s three key agendas into policy, as well as how local authorities and third sector providers might best ensure that established, strong relationships are included in future provision for care leavers.
The seminar also touched on workforce challenges faced in the social care sector in Scotland during the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.
The agenda also included provision for care leavers and developing an effective multi-agency approach to support those leaving care.
Delegates also discussed the way forward for developing stronger structures to support progression to further and higher education, and expanding effective pathways into employment.
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