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Children in Scotland's Annual Conference: Day two

Day two will be led by Bruce Adamson and, as with day one, co-chaired by a young person.

An opening keynote from Professor Richard Wilkinson will be followed by a choice of 12 practical workshop and interactive discussion sessions before the day is closed by Jane Roller and Helen Kerslake, who are joining us from the BiBorough Educational Psychology Service to share their experiences in supporting children and their school communities following the Grenfell tragedy.

0900      Registration, refreshments and exhibition

0930      Chairs’ welcome
Tomiwa Folorunso, reporter, BBC The Social
Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

0945      How inequality damages child wellbeing
Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at York and Nottingham Universities
Introduced by Social Work Scotland


Select ONE of the following four learning and discussion sessions: 

1a A review like no other: meaningful engagament with children and young people to achieve lasting change
Young people involved in the Independent Care Review
Supported by Fiona Duncan, Chair

1b Right from the start: investing, empowering and communicating with parents and babies
Alan Sinclair, author of Right from the start: investing in parents and babies
Dr Nashwa Matta, Associate Specialist in Neonatology and Child Development, NHS Scotland
Tracey Clinton, Senior Charge Nurse, NHS Scotland
Beth Crozier, Early Years Operations Assistant Manager, Scottish Book Trust

1c Young people: leading the way today, tomorrow and beyond
Nicky Reid, CEO, SPFL Trust
Craig McDonald, CEO, Wee Heroes
Heather Earnshaw, Project Manager, Institute of Physics

1d Further exploration of how inequality damages child wellbeing
Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at York and Nottingham Universities
Sponsored by Carnegie Trust UK

1110    Refreshments and opportunity to visit 40 children’s sector organisations in exhibition hall


Select ONE of the following four highly practical workshops:

2a Implementing trauma-informed care in response to adverse childhood experiences
Dan Johnson, Clinical Director, Kibble Education and Care Centre

2b Supporting young victims of child sexual exploitation
Sara Rowbotham and Cath Hayes

2c Making the most of your places and spaces
Gillian Lockyer, Architect, Studio 42

2d Everyone’s an artist: sparking your creative confidence
Heather Armstrong, Creative Skills Manager, Starcatchers

1230    Lunch and opportunity to visit 40 children’s sector organisations in our exhibition hall


3a Attracting and retaining high quality teachers: the key to improved outcomes for children
Ken Muir, CEO, GTCS

3b Mental health: Exact title TBC
Dr Dame Denise Coia, chair of the joint Scottish Government and COSLA Taskforce on Children and Young People’s Mental Health

3c Engaging all parents in the early years: a focus on quality, access and involvement
Sally Cavers, Head of Inclusion, Children in Scotland
Satwat Rehman, CEO, One Parent Families Scotland
Clare Simpson, Project Manager, Parenting Across Scotland

3d What next for the protection of children in Scotland?
SallyAnn Kelly, CEO, Aberlour

1415 Supporting school communities following the Grenfell Fire tragedy - stories of courage, kindness and hope
Jane Roller, Senior Educational Psychologist and Helen Kerslake, Educational Psychologist, Bi-Borough Educational Psychology Service

1505    Pause for reflection

1510    Final keynote: Exact title TBC

1530    Evaluation and chairs’ closing remarks

1545    Close


KEYNOTE: Richard Wilkinson
Professor Emeritus of social epidemiology, University of Nottingham.  Co-author, The Spirit Leveland The Inner Level.  Co-founder of the Equality Trust.Image result for richard wilkinson


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