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.
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
11.25 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
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.