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Festival of Residential Child Care

5 - 9 June, 2017

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Rejoice,  for residential child care the festival season starts early this summer.

The first ever CELCIS Festival of Residential Child Care rolls into Scotland this June, a week-long programme of events, celebrating and supporting the wonderful work of residential child care across the whole country.

Built around the 18th annual SIRCC Conference, the Festival line-up boasts a range of activities and events designed to champion and cheer on all that is residential child care.

What's happening when

Express Yourself

Monday 5 June
09.30 - 12.30, Edinburgh

There’s time to talk shop and let some steam off as you share the current burning issues and compare lessons learned in the EXPRESS YOURSELF debate to kick off our Festival.

The Festival powers up with a platform for practitioners to vent, rant, cajole and champion what matters most.

A Gab with the Gurus

Monday 5 June
14.00 - 16.00 - Online

Come over all emotional and learn about love, touch and attachment in A GAB WITH THE GURUS.

No hugging here? CELCIS love gurus and veteran residential child care workers Judy Furnivall and Moyra Hawthorn lead a conversation about love, touch and attachment in care.

Get Your Art Together

Tuesday 6 June
All day - Stirling

Grab a paintbrush, a plectrum or your inner performer as CELCIS join forces with Creative Scotland to help you GET YOUR ART TOGETHER.

Festival Tuesday is a proper creative challenge for care workers. The day-long event promises to refresh the creative parts other workshops can’t reach.

SIRCC Conference

Wednesday 7 - Thursday 8 June
Two days - Glasgow

Get up to sector speed at the SIRCC conference.

Two days of inspiration, new ideas, networking and sharing learning at the UK's only residential child care conference.

SIRCC Residential Child Care Awards

Wednesday 7 June
Evening - Glasgow

What we've all been waiting for - Lemn Sissay MBE will announce the winners of the hotly-contested SIRCC awards. So dust off the glad rags for the conference dinner.

The Final Whistle

Friday 9 June
12.00 - 16.00, Glasgow

Proceedings draw to end with A FESTIVAL FINAL WHISTLE, a fitba’ tournament and trophy ceremony unlike any other.

They think it’s all over… but not before some Friday fitba’ to bring the Festival to a ceremonial close.