SIRCC National Conference 2012
- SIRCC National Conference 2012
- Fully Booked
- Wednesday 18/07/2012
- Additional Day:
- Start/End Time(s):
- 09:00 until 17:00
- Thistle Hotel Glasgow - Glasgow, G2 3HN
SIRCC National Conference 2012
Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th June, Thistle Hotel, Glasgow
Embracing the challenges
Please note that registration for this conference is now closed.
The SIRCC National Conference regularly attracts over 300 delegates, representing the residential child care sector and associated relevant professionals.
We invite you to join us in exploring how we can maximise resources, deliver evidence-based practice, measure and report outcomes and consider the benefits of lowering the barriers between sectors and services. Space will be created to consider how we maintain focus on the development and empowerment of staff to support the delivery of excellent services, with positive outcomes for young people.
Our conference will adopt the form of a learning experience, considering creative and practical solutions to embrace current challenges, whilst seeking to maximise the individual organisational benefit of participation.
Wednesday 6th June
Charlie Appelstein, Appelstein Training Resources Wednesday 6th June
The Times, They Are a-Changing: How to Keep Residential Services Viable and Effective
Charlie Appelstein, MSW, trains and consults all over the United States as well as internationally, with treatment facilities, foster care programmes, parent groups, public and private schools, and juvenile justice programmes. He has authored three youth care books that are widely used within the field, including 'No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responding to the Challenging Behavior of Troubled Children and Young' and 'The Gus Chronicles: Reflections from An Abused Kid'. Robert Lieberman, former President of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers, describes Charlie as 'the best youth care trainer in America'.
Thursday 7th June
Professor Nina Biehal, University of York
Implementing New Approaches: Challenges and Issues
Professor Nina Biehal leads the Children and Young People's Social Work Research Group at the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York. Before becoming a researcher, she worked as a residential worker and then a social worker. She has worked on a wide range of topics, including studies of leaving care, runaways from care, preventative work with adolescents, outcomes of long-term foster care and adoption, residential care and the reunification of looked after children with their families. She has also led evaluations of pilot programmes, including multi-dimensional treatment foster care and social pedagogy.
The conference will focus on:
Maximising resources, delivering excellent services and outcomes, corporate parenting, diversity and disability, breaking down barriers, workforce development and recruitment, leadership and management.
Presentations will include:
Social pedagogy, recruitment, historic abuse, learning and development, substance misuse, health and wellbeing, social media, creative therapies and education.
Who is it for?
Everyone involved in residential child care, at any level, and those whose work impacts on the sector through associated professional interests. International delegates are also welcome.
This conference meets the post-registration training and learning requirements set out by the SSSC.
The hotel offers excellent exhibition space adjacent to the main conference hall. Stand spaces are no more than 3 metres wide and space is limited, so please book early to ensure your place!
We have a limited number of free student places available for the conference, for full-time students studying to work in a residential child care setting.
The four-star Thistle Hotel in Glasgow City Centre is close to the top of the town, near Glasgow Caledonian University, Buchanan Galleries shopping centre and the Theatre Royal. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station and the main bus routes, and limited parking is also available at the hotel.
SIRCC is now incorporated within CELCIS in a move that will continue to support and promote residential child care services as well as complementing the wider work of CELCIS and its partners. While it is recognised that the vast majority of services provided by the new organisation will be available to the wider sector, there is a commitment that some services will continue to be residential child care-specific and will, therefore, be jointly branded as CELCIS / SIRCC, including this National Conference.
- Full Conference Delegate Fee + Dinner Full conference fee to attend the conference on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June, including conference dinner on Wednesday 6th June.
- Standard Delegate Fee - Thursday 7th June Day delegate rate to attend the conference on Thursday 7th June 2012 only.
- Standard Delegate Fee - Wednesday 6th June Day delegate rate to attend the conference on Wednesday 6th June 2012 only. Conference dinner not included.
- Standard Delegate Fee - Wed 6th & Thur 7th June Delegate rate to attend full conference on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. Conference dinner on Wednesday 6th June not included.
- Delegate Fee + Conference Dinner - Wed 6th June Day delegate rate to attend the conference on Wednesday 6th June 2012, including conference dinner.
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