CELCIS Education Conference 2019 highlights

Positive educational journeys for children and young people with care experience

This year's conference, held in Glasgow on 16 May, was opened by John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

The event focused on positive educational journeys for children and young people with care experience, recognising that, for many children and young people with care experience, their path through the education system is not always linear and it is essential that our practices and systems provide flexibility, understanding and aspirational routes for progression.

Together, as practitioners and managers working in and around education, there was space to think about what we know about how children and young people learn, what support we can most helpfully provide, when to provide it, and how we apply the evidence of what works best in our everyday practice. The day was filled with practical things that can be done in classrooms, schools and communities – looking beyond the theory to workable solutions.

Pictures from the Education Conference

Keynote presentations

Recording of keynotes

Keynote speakers Dr Adam Burley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at NHS Lothian, and Rohit Naik, Head Teacher, Hope School Liverpool were recorded by Edutalk. You can listen to the full content of their talks below.


The conference had a number of workshops that ran during the day. You can access the presentations below.