Welcome to SIRCC 2021
SIRCC 2021 Online is here! We'll focus on the importance of creating the scaffolding for the workforce in realising The Promise. Together, we'll explore how this can be achieved in the everyday when caring for children and young people. It's vital that our residential community of practitioners are in the best place to care, love, and develop trusting relationships with the children they care for. To do this, we know that strong leadership at all levels, a values culture that prioritises quality relationships, supportive supervision, use of best evidence, and practice that upholds the rights and entitlements of children is what makes good quality residential child care. This is no longer up for debate. But, to realise this, practitioners have to be given all the essential ingredients to bring their whole selves to their workplace, and in turn to the children and young people.
We’ll be sharing blogs, resources, and opportunities in the lead up to SIRCC 2021, and across the two days, and we’ll soon be launching a campaign where we hope to hear about and celebrate the voices of children and young people and the fantastic work that practitioners have been doing.
Above and Beyond: SIRCC 2021 celebration
We want to hear from you!
This is your opportunity as children and young people with care experience, and as residential workers, to share your highlights from residential child care in Scotland in the past year.
We plan to make a montage of these experiences and examples and share during SIRCC 2021 Online.
Children and young people in residential care - tell us about what’s been outstanding for you in the last 12 months. Has someone really gone above and beyond for you? Have you learned something new that you might not have had the opportunity to do before? Has there been an outstanding moment for you or something that simply made you smile? We’d love to hear what’s been happening.
For residential workers, and those who work alongside them – what have been the real lightbulb moments and key learning experiences you’ve had in the past year, which have added something to your practice and which you might like to take forward, or share with others.
You can share these through short video clips, photos, audio recordings, drawings, email, or call for a chat. It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to catch up, so we’d love to share these key moments as a collective. This could be captured in an email, a few words in a text; it’s really easy and safe to contribute your thoughts and experiences.
Send in your examples by email to email@example.com or via Whatsapp or phone call on 07790 592 138.
When: Wed 29 September & Thurs 30 September
Where: Online event
Time: All day event
Wednesday 29 Sept
Welcome to SIRCC 2021
With Joanne McMeeking, Head of Improving Care Experiences, CELCIS and John Ryan, Assistant Director, Aberlour Sycamore Services
Thursday 30 Sept
Meet the authors
Hear from the editor and authors of articles from the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, on the theme of 'the Workforce'.
The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care
Read the latest issue
Above and Beyond
Blogs, videos and pictures from young people and care workers around Scotland
1.30 pm - 4.00 pm
SIRCC Exhibition, networking, and closing remarks
Join us in our virtual exhibition space and catch up with some of SIRCC’s regular exhibitors, regular attendees, colleagues old and new. Pop in and out of our exhibition rooms or grab a cuppa and chat with our attendees.
We'll end this with Joanne McMeeking, CELCIS, and John Ryan, Aberlour Sycamore Services giving a live round up and reflections on the two days.
We look forward to seeing you there!