Save the dates: 9 - 10 November 2022

Our aim for SIRCC is to provide an inspiring space for you. It’s a place to connect, share and learn practice, challenge and inspire.

This year we are offering two days of FREE online content, including webinars, workshops, exhibitions, and opportunities to network, for both individuals and teams. We're bringing together practitioners to learn and develop, share experiences, good practice, and challenges.

Much of the content over the two days will encourage teams to 'attend' and take part - it will be designed to support you to access this free CPD, sharing space together. This is an opportunity to spark, join and contribute to debate and develop ideas that you can implement into your practice.


SIRCC is a key annual conference for all those working and living with, and within, the residential child care community in Scotland. It’s an annual and national opportunity that provides an important and reliable space for everyone with an interest in residential child care - residential care workers including front-line managers, service leads, and people working in public, voluntary, and private organisations, working to support children and young people – to join together in sharing insight, learning, and experiences.

Our theme The need for recovery and resilience for organisations and for individuals has been identified as our theme by this year’s planning group.

  • Following two unprecedented years of managing through a pandemic, how do we improve the lives of children, young people, and their families by supporting and encouraging each other through compassionate leadership, and enhancing the wellbeing of staff who in turn build supportive relationships with children?
  • How might we mitigate some of the impact the pressures and experiences of the last two years have caused, the increased stress, exhaustion, and burnout we’re seeing?
  • And, what does it take to have a resilient, happy workforce?

Further details will follow soon, but in the meantime, please drop the dates into your diary.