CELCIS 2013: Partnership for Progress

Year: 2013
Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care
Author: CELCIS,

Keynote: Sally Wassell

Keeping Our Eye on the Child: What helps the burdened practitioner?

Keynote: Sir Harry Burns

Scotland’s health: a problem of attachment?

Session 1: Corporate parenting

Partnership and participation: the pearls, pitfalls and pinnacles

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

Commissioning outcomes for children and young people: this is what Scotland needs

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

Children’s Hearings System: delivering good outcomes for looked after children?

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

Fishing without a splash

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.

Supporting kinship carers: a partnership approach

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

Health Improving Care Establishments (HICE) framework

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

Tackling drift: a framework for permanence planning

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

Challenge by choice? Social pedagogy in practice: why, what, how?

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 linking in adoption: adopter-led matching events

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

Looked after at home, not home alone: partnership working

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.

Pathways to success for looked after at home young people

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

Carpe diem! Addressing unmet health needs in looked after children

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.

Corporate parenting: taking responsibility, being accountable

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.