Residential child care works with and for children, young people and families with a range of complex needs. At the heart of residential child care is relationships. Children and research tells us that the quality of relationships with adults, the support to spend time with family members and a homely environment truly matters to them.
The developmental aspects of children's everyday lives are crucial in making a difference and creating a hopeful future for them. However, not all children get the chance to experience a loving, nurturing and safe childhood. Consequently our efforts have to be informed by a knowledge base about what human beings need to support healthy growth, change and repair. Especially the type of developmentally enhancing environments for children and young people.
Our main aim for this conference, as always, is to provide an inspiring forum for those working and living with and within the residential child care community to get together, learn and develop, share experiences, good practice and challenges. We do this by debating and developing existing ideas, advancing and integrating the policy and practice agenda, hearing from and being led by children and young people and providing a range of practice, academic and research-based speakers.
Check in here for updates on our conference programme, including keynote speakers, workshops and exhibitors.
When: 5 & 6 June
Where: Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Cost: from £145 per person per day
0141 444 8529