Member conference - Edinburgh 2019

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Exclusively for members, The Fostering Network conferences are a series of regional and country conferences providing foster carers and fostering services with the opportunity to explore local, regional and national issues in fostering.

Thursday, 21 March, 2019
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COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH



9.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Welcome to the day - Amy Davidson, Former Young Champion with The Fostering network
10.10 State of the Nation - Sara Lurie, Director of Scotland, The Fostering Network
10.20 A words from the minister - Maree Todd, Minister for Children & Young People
10.35 The Care Review – where we are, changes to date and the next steps - Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Care Review
10.50 Questions and reflections
11.00 Break
11.25 Continuing Care - An introduction to my role - David Hannigan, Looked After Children Team Leader at the Scottish Government
11.35 Clan Child Law and Continuing Care - Our role and how we can support you - Julia Donnelly, Head of Representation & Ashley Cameron, Project Co-ordinator, Care Leavers Law Service at Clan Child Law
11:50 Discussion - Continuing Care - the challenges
12.15 Lunch
13.00 What is LOVE in the care system? - Rosie Moore, Co-chair of the Care Review Love Group, Liz Brabender, Secretariat to the Care Review
13.30 Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Learn from our journey! - Maryelen Mcphail, Foster Carer / adopter and her daughter, Paula
14:15 Round table discussion - Your Key Messages
15:00 Reflections, with a message from our guest performer, Astroknot
15.15 Closing Remarks
15:30 Safe journey home


Tickets for fostering service staff are £46 plus VAT or £115 plus VAT for a group of three.

Tickets for foster carers are discounted to £30 plus VAT. Tickets are available for members only.

How to book

Book your place online. For more information contact or call 020 7620 8404