Subject: Sector News and Resources - March 2016

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Welcome to our latest mailing of news and resources from within the sector.  To include items in the next mailing, please click on the link at the end of this email.

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Staf News
Policy Focus Group (30 March)

Implications of Continuing Care Focus Group (13 April)

Summer Conference: Working Hand in Hand (11 May)

Exploring Relationship Boundaries Focus Group (01 June)

Leadership Matters Training
This cross-sector national pilot delivers a fully-financed entry-level Professional Development Award in Leadership and Management. If you are interested in taking part in the next course, please contact

Sector News
How foetal alcohol spectrum disorder affects the care system

National child abuse inquiry to prioritise gathering evidence from elderly and ill victims

Our lives in foster care: what it feels like to be given a new family

Children should feel safe, cared for and loved
Care leavers: Why a deeply troubled childhood need not set the agenda for adult life

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale: This is Holyrood’s first ‘tax and spend’ election

The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2016

100% Employment Opportunities for Northern Ireland Care Leavers

An educational resource with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people's experiences of domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence

Scottish Government's child sexual exploitation campaign

CYPCS's 'Manifesto Maze' outlines barriers children and young people face exercising their rights.

Rights, Remedies and Representation: A global report on access to justice for children

Touchpoint guides for organisations to help preparations for three parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2015 which come into force in August 2016: Named Persons; the Child's Plan; and Wellbeing assessment.

Getting it right for Looked After children: strategy and PACE project,425Q5,9K5H0J,EP6FE,1

State of Children’s Rights workshops by Together - Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights

Stonewall Scotland’s manifesto

National Third Sector GIRFEC project final report

Looked after children, care leavers and risk of teenage conception; findings from Wales: summary of a national response

New online resources to help adults talk to children and young people about mental health

Research messages on supporting children returning home from care

National Deaf Children’s Society helps deaf young people stay safe online

Youth Homelessness in Scotland 2015 Report

Modern Apprenticeships for young people with Skills Development Scotland.

New creative drop-in for young people with care experience aged 12 -18 from Who Cares? Scotland.

Falkirk Council would be interested in knowing what other local authorities do to support and encourage over 16 year olds still in care to sustain positive destinations post school. Please send responses to: Jenny Kane, Team Manager Leaving Care Services:

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant is an ‘Alliance’ of stakeholders created to close the gap between policy and practice for care leavers. To find out more or sign up to the covenant visit:
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