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SIRCC National Conference 2012


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 3HNMap


SIRCC National Conference 2012

Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th June, Thistle Hotel, Glasgow

Facing Forward:
Embracing the challenges

Please note that registration for this conference is now closed.

The CELCIS office will be closed from 5pm on Friday 1st June to 9am on Wednesday 6th June. Any conference enquiries should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday 6th June
Charlie Appelstein, Appelstein Training Resource
s 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
rofessor 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.

Conference Registration
Conference registration starts at £95 per person per day and further prices and booking options are noted below. Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more who register before Friday 4th May - please contact Michelle Lamont for further information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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!

Student Places
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.

Hotel Information
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.

Accommodation can be booked directly with the Thistle Hotel. Conference delegates will be entitled to a room rate of £100 per person per night (single occupancy) or £110 per room per night (double occupancy), bed and breakfast. To book, please contact the Thistle Hotel on 0871 376 9043, quoting conference code 'SIRC050612'. If you don't have a credit card and would like to book accommondation at the Thistle Hotel directly with us, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it once you have booked your delegate place. The same room rates will apply.

Further Information
If you require any further information on the conference, including the booking process, group bookings, accommodation, special requirements, exhibition space or content of the conference, please contact Michelle Lamont, Events Coordinator in the first instance, at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.


Delegate Cost

  • 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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