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Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024. 29-30 May 2024 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. White text on pink background with dandelion puff motif.

Programme – Day One

Registration | 9am

Arriving to Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh | Directions

Welcome | 9:30am

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Nicola Killean
Children and Young People's Commissioner
Adult Chair | Bio

TBC
Young Person Chair | Bio

 

Keynote | 9:55am

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Challenges and optimism in the charity sector: A view from the CEO
Judith Turbyne, CEO Children in Scotland | Bio

Dr Judith Turbyne has spent most of her professional life working in and with the charity sector. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her dedication to trying to make a meaningful impact on inequality and poverty working both internationally and here in Scotland. Judith joined Children in Scotland as CEO in August 2021. Judith’s insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the charity sector, particularly those working with and for children, are sure to resonate with our audience and contribute to good conversation and debate.

 

Keynote | 10:20am

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Courageous Leadership for a Safer Tomorrow: Preventing Violence in Scotland
Jimmy Paul, Head of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit | Bio

This talk will highlight the role of the children’s sector in reducing violence and building brighter futures for children in Scotland.  It will explore the need for collaboration over competition, why we must do more to work towards the Promise as an ambitious ‘third horizon’, and the role that leaders have to play to make sure that all children are loved and have relational wealth. 

 

Morning Tea & Exhibition Open

Workshop Session One | 11:10am

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Five workshops to choose from:

  • When young people are risky, complex or ‘stuck’. A case study of integrative working from Kibble | description
  • Learn with LUNA: engaging young people from The LUNA Project | description
  • The lowdown on life after school: Exploring transitions for young people with ASN from ARC Scotland - Scottish Transitions Forum | description
  • All behaviour is communication: distressed behaviour and support at school from Enquire | description
  • Leading by Listening: A Playful Approach from University of Dundee in partnership with Redwell Primary School | description

Panel Discussion | 12:30pm

Children’s Rights and AI: implications and opportunities for the future 

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Ken Corish
Online Safety Manager, South West Grid for Learning
Panel Moderator | Bio

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Gregory Metcalfe
AI Project Lead, National Programmes, Children’s Parliament
Panelist | Bio

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Dr Mhairi Aitken
Ethics Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute
Panelist | Bio

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Steph Wright
Head of Scottish AI Alliance, The Data Lab

Panelist | Bio

Lunch & Exhibition Open

Workshop Session Two | 2:20pm

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Five workshops to choose from:

  • Our story of change:  Making brave choices and investing in services to #KeepThePromise from Harmeny Education Trust | description
  • Supporting healthy weight in Scotland’s children from Obesity Action Scotland | description
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FASD Makes Me, Me! from FASD Hub Scotland (Adoption UK) | description
  • A day in the life of a young carer from Carers Trust Scotland | description
  • Growing emotionally connected young men from Boys to Men Mentoring – Lockerbie Academy | description

Afternoon Tea & Exhibition Open

Day One Conclusion | 3:50pm

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Nicola Killean
Children and Young People's Commissioner

Adult Chair | Bio

TBC
Young Person Chair | Bio

 

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Judith Turbyne
CEO Children in Scotland
Closing remarks | Bio

Sponsors

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Programme – Day Two

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