Children in Scotland Autumn Events: Annual Conference and Seminar on the Children and Young People Bill

Delivering the Best for All Scotland’s Children: seminar on the Children and Young People Bill  Date: 18th September 2012

This seminar will be a final opportunity to discuss and debate our collective response to the proposed legislation before the consultation closes on 25 September 2012.

Over the coming weeks you will have had time to digest the content of the proposed legislation and discuss the key issues around implementation which may affect the work you do to improve the lives of children and young people.

Join us for an up to date perspective on the evolution of the Bill including a speaker from the Scottish Bill team who will update us on their thinking as the consultation has developed, Children in Scotland’s working groups and leading voices from across the sector.
Whether or not you have already contributed to the consultation this will be a valuable final chance to get your voice heard. This seminar is open to everyone from the children’s sector in the widest possible sense.
Key points from the discussions will be collated and submitted to the consultation alongside Children in Scotland’s response.

Venue: in Edinburgh
Duration: Full-day

Who should attend: . This seminar is relevant to all those working with and for children and young people across education, health, social work, community, out of school care, family and leisure services, early years care and those with an interest or involved in working with parents and communities

Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2012 Every child, Every childhood

In partnership with Fife Council and NHS Fife

Date: 1/11/2012 and 2/11/2012 (one or two day delegate places available)

Changes are taking place across children’s services that have the potential to improve the lives of all Scotland’s children. We are proud that Scotland is playing a leading role in developing these new approaches internationally. But in Scotland, how ready are we to see these changes through and realise their potential?
Laws ensuring children’s rights are about to be strengthened. Young people at risk or with additional support needs have rights to extra support. We are on the cusp of enshrining the right to 600 hours education and care for pre-school children. The importance and commitment to early years has never been stronger. Our education system is being transformed and the importance of parenting is recognised across a range of services.

We are responsible for improving children’s lives. Are we fully prepared for implementing these changes which we have worked so hard to secure? What more do we need to do to prepare and to respond effectively to the current and forthcoming legislation and guidance? What more must we do to make the current examples of good practice the norm?

Looking further forward, with the forthcoming debate on whether independence is the answer for Scotland, what questions should we ask all politicians about how independence, increased devolved powers or indeed the status quo, would benefit children and their families?

The Children in Scotland Annual Conference brings together professionals, policy makers and experts from across the children’s services sector in Scotland and abroad to debate the way ahead, and consider how the sector can achieve its aim of better childhoods for all children.

Be part of the debate – join us at your children’s sector conference

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Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline
Duration: Two day