CELCIS 2013: Partnership for Progress
Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care
Keynote: Sally Wassell
Keynote: Sir Harry Burns
Session 1: Corporate parenting
Explore how four agencies developed a formula for working in partnership to facilitate a dialogue between children and young people and decision makers.
Presenters: Alex Horne, Dawn Parker, Who Cares? Scotland, Gerry Ramage, Solar Bear Theatre Company, Sharon Glasgow, Renfrewshire Council, and Kay Dunn, Aberdeen City Council.
Session 2: Outcomes
How commissioning outcomes can be achieved. This includes reporting on the contribution of Educating Though Care Scotland (EtCS). Presenters: Joanna McCreadie, Seamab Learning and Care Services, Neil Squires, Harmeny Education Trust, and Dr Jennifer Lerpiniere, CELCIS.
Session 3: Children's Hearings System
How do you define meaningful outcomes for children that reflect their lives, and can be used in decision making? Presenters: Malcolm Schaffer, SCRA, and Bernadette Monaghan, CHS.
Session 4: Support for families
Reflects on an initiative to prevent families from reaching crisis-point. Explore the challenges, successes and the learning experiences to date. Presenters: Early Intervention Service, Shetland Islands Council.
Explores the purpose of the National Kinship Care Service, and how the partnership between CHILDREN 1ST, ParentLine Scotland, Mentor UK and the Scottish Government works in practice. Presenters: Ronnie Hill, CHILDREN 1ST.
Session 5: Health
The Framework takes a holistic approach to health, and the workshop addresses the areas of: Healthy Attachments, Ethos, Environment, and Staff Health and Partnership Working. Presenters: Paul Murray, North Ayrshire Council, and Joanne Inglis, NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
Session 6: Permanence
Research indicates the need for greater understanding of the impact delay in decision making has on children’s life chances. Perth & Kinross Council have implemented a framework to address this Presenters: Linda Richards and Catriona Rioch, Perth & Kinross Council.
Session 7: Social pedagogy
The experience of the ThemPra Training of Trainers programme with Kibble and the Head, Heart and Hands programme with the Fostering Network. Presenters: Patricia Walls, Kibble Education and Care Centre, and Sylvia Holthoff, ThemPra.
Session 8: Adoption
21st Century matching empowers prospective adopters to choose their own child by bringing them into direct contact with information about the children who wait. Presenters: James Ross, Fife Council, and Sue Brunton, BAAF.
Session 9: Looked after at home
A young person’s journey from their referral to Includem through to their exit, which illustrates how the established partnership between Glasgow Youth Justice, Social Work and Includem operates. Presenters: Karen McCulloch, Includem, and Rebecca Scotland, Glasgow City Council.
The 16+ at Home service uses Barnardo’s experience of working in throughcare and aftercare to encourage partnership working in a co-ordinated community approach. Presenters: Grant Gilroy, Barnardo’s Scotland, and Dr Rachel Harris, CELCIS.
Session 10: Performance indicators
A rapid access, one-stop-clinic for looked after or neglected children was developed in Edinburgh to address their heath issues. Multiple health concerns were promptly identified and appropriate treatment and follow-up was organised at the clinic. Presenters: Dr Jessica Street and Dr Charlotte Kirk, Department of Community Child Health, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.
The annual East Renfrewshire Corporate Parenting Report is a collaboration between the children’s services partners in East Renfrewshire and is compiled to inform lead officers and elected members – the corporate parents – about how well they are performing. Presenters: Arlene Nunnery, Charles Johnston and Elaine Greaves, East Renfrewshire Council.