The CELCIS Annual Gathering PACE event is taking place today (Wednesday 7 November 2018) at the Perth Concert Hall.
Gathering PACE is about local authorities across Scotland learning from each other about what is working well to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families.
The majority of participants for the conference are part of our Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme, which aims to ensure that children are able to have a permanent home, by avoiding unnecessary delays to decision making.
Gathering PACE 2018 is delighted to welcome Dr Helen Whincup, Lecturer in Social Work at University of Stirling as a keynote speaker. She will provide an update on the ‘Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland’ research. Our conference chair is Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter at the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA).
The rest of the day includes a series of workshops (on topics such as kinship care, Compulsory Supervision Orders and the Children’s Hearings System) and a poster session, where delegates will have the chance to hear directly from local sites as to how PACE has been working in their area.
We will be tweeting throughout the day from @CELCIStweets using #GatheringPACE.
Find out more about Gathering PACE through last year’s events webpage.
You can also learn more about our Gathering PACE event in Aileen Nicol’s blog post: A Passion for Permanence.
This booklet provides a snapshot of examples of 'tests of change' that have been successfully introduced in some of our local PACE areas across Scotland.