Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018 – speaker presentations
This conference took place on 7 and 8 November 2018, at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Our two day Children in Scotland Annual Conference is the flagship CPD event of the year for the entire children's sector.
It connected colleagues at all levels from public, private and third sector organisations in education, early years, care, health, social work, youth work, and across the children's sector for more than 40 sessions on key topics such as:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Early learning and childcare including the road to 2020
- Workforce development and the workforce of tomorrow
- Education and attainment
- Inclusion for all
- Health and wellbeing.
Delegates learnt about and explored the challenges and opportunities facing the sector today, and met with others from across the sector to plan improvements to their own services.
Here is a selection of the speaker presentations from the event:
On The Ball: the young women improving inclusion in the world of football – Erin Slaven and Orlaith Duffy
A hidden group: FASD and children affected by alcohol prenatally – Dr Patricia Jackson and Eileen Calder
Have your say with free play – Steven Nicol and Eleni Daskalakai
A society that values its children must cherish its parents – Ruth Donnelly
Building and rolling out a mental health and wellbeing award (SQA) – Elaine Mcfadden and Leigh Anderson
Coercive control: children's experiences and effective responses – Scottish Women's Aid
Supporting 16-25 year olds with Autism and additional barriers to transition to employment, self-employment or college – young people from the Better Lives Partnership with Carolyn Kennedy and Andy Margerison
Pizza family learning– Susan Stewart, Karen Tierney, Rachel Kerr and Joanne Munro
Understanding Dad – big impact from small changes – Chris Mietzis
How inequality damages child wellbeing – Richard Wilkinson
Building resilience and hope following the Grenfell tragedy – Jane Roller and Helen Kerslake
Right from the start: investing, empowering and communicating with parents and babies – Alan Sinclair, Dr Nashwa Matta, Tracey Clinton and Beth Crozier
Young people: leading the way today, tomorrow and beyond– Nicky Reid, Craig McDonald and Heather Earnshaw
Further exploration of how inequality damages child wellbeing – Richard Wilkinson
CEDAR project: children experiencing domestic abuse recovery project
Me, My Mum and CEDAR (video opens in Vimeo) – Scottish Borders Council
An update on the task force on children and young people's mental health – Dr Dame Denise Coia
What next for the protection of children in Scotland? – SallyAnn Kelly
Engaging all parents in the early years: a focus on quality, access and involvement – Children in Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland and Parenting across Scotland