Claiming, Belonging, Skilling, Caring : Learning Exchange Summit

CELCIS; Elsley, Susan. (2014) Claiming, Belonging, Skilling, Caring : Learning Exchange Summit. [Report]

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This report is a summary of a Learning Exchange Summit held on the 14th November 2013 in Edinburgh which provided a reflective space for those involved in residential care as policymakers, practitioners and researchers to meet together and share learning. The Summit was jointly organised by the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and Jenny Molloy of Hackney Child Consultancy. The impetus for the Summit came from Jenny Molloy’s contribution at the 2013 Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC) annual conference. Jenny’s insights provoked a powerful response among participants and encouraged CELCIS and Hackney Child to bring together learning from both north and south of the border. The aim of the Summit was to explore residential child care in Scotland and England and consider how we can make improvements in what we do, wherever we work. It brought together participants from Scotland and England from government, national bodies, services and academics with an interest in residential child care.