A two-day annual conference from Children in Scotland. More information will be available on the Children in Scotland website soon.
Attendance to this event is recommended if you wish to build a community where people are able to prosper regardless of their socio-economic background. You will gain an understanding of current policy initiatives to improve social mobility, hear from other community and regional action groups who are advancing social mobility, and will have the opportunity to network with other key stakeholders and policymakers.
The Third Annual Social Justice Conference will take the next step in the social justice narrative, as we continue to move from policy to practice. At this year's Social Justice Conference 2014, delegates from across public, private and third sectors will examine the impact of the government's strategy so far, debate social justice priorities, discuss best practice and network with key stakeholders.
Now in its third year, GovKnow's Children and Young People's Conference 2014 will bring together key stakeholders to discuss how, as a society, we can provide children and young people with the best possible start and support in life.
This important event will build upon the discussions and debate of our last two conferences to examine current policy and key issues affecting children and young people and will provide all attendees with the opportunity to hear from and question key stakeholders involved in shaping and delivering children and young people's policy.
CPD Certified (5 Points).
Around 10,000 16-18 year olds leave care every year. For these young people outcomes can often be negative: 34% of care leavers are NEET and in 2012 37% of looked after children achieved 5 A*-C GCSEs compared with 80% of non-looked after children. Only 6% of care leavers go into Higher Education compared to 23% of their peers aged 18.
The government hopes to address these issues through their Care Leaver Strategy. Launched in October 2013 it sets out a clear vision to support those in care and those leaving care to reach their aspirations. It is hoped that through more simple and integrated services care leavers will be treated with respect and dignity.
This important briefing event will examine and explore and debate and discuss the latest policy and practice designed to support those in and leaving care.