Emerging Adulthood

Webinar Recording:

Online discussion March 2021

Read the webinar transcript here

Implications for Scotland's care experienced young people and those who work to support them

This recorded webinar introduces emerging adulthood theory as a social concept and explores its implications for Scotland's care system.

The webinar discusses how we can support a better understanding of the development needs of young people and how this theory can support the aspirations of the Independent Care Review's The Promise by enabling more effective implementation of practice and provision.

It also covers:

  • What are they key messages and what does this mean for you and your practice?
  • Emerging adulthood in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What does this mean for our care experienced young people in Scotland?
  • What are the policy and systems implications within a Scottish context?

Taking Part were:

  • Kenny McGhee, CELCIS
  • Sarah Deeley, CELCIS
  • Chris Wright: Care Inspectorate

  • Lizzie Morton: CELCIS
  • Alex Morrison: South Lanarkshire Council
  • Danny Henderson: Care Visions


This webinar is relevant to you if you work with and for care experienced young people, particularly those planning or moving through a transition from care to adulthood and interdependence, this session is for you. We’ll be discussing practice across foster and residential care, throughcare and aftercare, health, housing and social work.