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Delivering the Promise: The Role of Independent Care and Education Services

Delivering the Promise

The EtCS Conference on 25th March 2022 at the Crieff Hydro is the opportunity for the sector to demonstrate how they meet the needs of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people and to highlight their commitment to delivering the recommendations of The Promise.

EtCS will present their sector-wide report and film clips that focus on 14 ‘real’ care and education journeys involving 19 children and young people who tell their stories of challenges, success and for some continued struggle.

5 individual services will also make presentations that focus on delivering the recommendations of The Promise.

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Conference Programme


9.30 -10.00: Registration (Collect the EtCS Promise report)

10.00-10.25: Refreshments

10.25: Welcome: Paul Gilroy, former Head of Service - Crossreach Care and Education Services

10.30 - 10.50: EtCS Context: Who are we? What do we believe? What are the Challenges? The Care and Education Journeys - Dr Stephen Drysdale, Director of Children’s Services - Moore House Group

10.50 - 10.55: Robert and Joan’s Journey: Meeting the Needs of Brothers and Sisters using Trauma- Informed Practice

10.55 - 11.25: Family Foundation: Stay Connected - Robert Clark, Head of intensive Support ; Joan Hodgkiss, Wellbeing Team Manager ; Victoria Bogle, House Manager - The Good Shepherd Centre

11.25 -11.30: Sophie’s Journey

11.30 - 11.45: Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks: Educational Entitlement - Mandy Shiel (Head of Education) Harmeny Education Trust

11.45 - 11.55: Amy tells her story

11.55 - 12. 20: Zachari’s experience – Landing, Living and Learning: lessons from across the life course: Zachari Duncalf (Independent Researcher and Psychotherapist)

12.20- 12.25: Emma’s Journey: Towards a better Future

12.30 - 1.15: LUNCH

1.15 -1.35: The Power of Co-Production - Ruth Forster (Transition Improvement Lead-The Promise) - Crossreach Care and Education Services

1.35 - 1.40: Darren’s Story: The Long Lasting Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences

1.40 - 1.45: Amir tells his story

1.45 - 2.15 : Overcoming the Challenges: Making The Promise Happen: Dr Stephen Drysdale, Director of Children’s Services - Moore House Group

2.20 - 2.50: Panel discussion

2:50 - 3:00: Closing Remarks: Paul Gilroy

Venue - Crieff Hydro


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