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Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2019


06/11/2019 09:30






About this event

Our annual conference, taking place on 6-7 November 2019, is the flagship CPD event of the year for those working in the children’s sector.

Join colleagues from public, private and third sector organisations, as well as across the children’s sector, to learn about and explore the challenges and opportunities facing the sector today, hear about good practice, and plan improvements to your own services.

Keep an eye on this web page as we announce more details and key speakers, and be a part of the discussions on the day. 

We'll have 40+ learning sessions, with children and young people’s voices at the heart of the event - they'll even lead 30% of all sessions.

Here are just half of the sessions already confirmed for this year's event:

Early years, learning and education
The road to 2020 – workforce, places and spaces
Capes and creativity: engaging reluctant young writers
Welly wanderers and muddy buddies: collaborative working and creating bonds (outdoors)

Health and wellbeing
Closing the gap in language and communication development
A child-centred approach to trauma-informed practice
Child protection planning and updates

Supporting families and communities
Think family, act family: a whole family approach
The voice of the child: Domestic abuse and court ordered contact
Peer support and peri-natal mental health: making a difference before baby is born

Participation, engagement and rights
Expressive arts and children’s rights (messy)
Leader of the pack (brum brum): diversion and desistance activities (outdoors)
Bringing Barnahus to Scotland: improving support for child victims and witnesses of crime

Tackling inequalities
Prevention of coercive control within adolescent relationships
Drugs and alcohol in the family: supporting children and young people
Inclusive play for all (outdoors)

Organisation and workforce development
Building a mentally healthy workplace
Developing an attuned workforce: it’s all about relationships – love, play then work
Creating and supporting a young people’s advisory panel

Come along and find out why this is the biggest and best children’s sector learning event of the year - and be welcomed on the day by the Scottish 'team of the year' and 'rising star'!

How to book a place

The prices listed below are to attend both days of the conference. If you would like to attend one day only, please email our events team or call 0131 313 8828.

Group discounts and bursary rates are available on request.

Booking types



Individuals and small organisations

Statutory and large voluntary organisations

Speakers & trainers

We work with more than 100 speakers and trainers to create our diverse programme.

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