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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Call for abstracts for Scotland's GIRFEC conference

Written by The Editorial Team

Details of this years GIRFEC conference have been revealed. Taking place on Tuesday 4th November 2014 at the Stirling Management Centre, the key topic will be the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

This legislation has profound implications for the way in which all services for children and young people will be configured and delivered across Scotland.

The conference will explore the challenges and opportunities created by the Act and will provide a critical space for debating and developing professional responses to the Act in policy, strategy and practice.

There will be a mix of presentations, interactive sessions and workshops covering the key themes of: working with the concept of wellbeing, the role of the named person, service information, sharing developing plans for children.

A follow-on conference in early 2015, specifically aimed at strategic managers, will examine developing practice and discourse in relation to the Act and the implications for planning and delivery of services for children and young people.

Call for Abstracts: Wellbeing-themed Posters/Storyboards

There is an opportunity at GIRFEC 2014 for individuals, teams and organisations to highlight innovation and creativity in services for children and young people through poster presentations.

Organisers are inviting the submission of abstracts for posters and story-boards related to wellbeing from academic disciplines and from practitioners working with children and young people.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be accompanied by a short biographical note proving details of the role, setting and background of contributor(s).  

Participants will be provided with a word/ppt format in which to insert their text and photographs. Successful applicants will have their poster submission printed and laminated for display at the conference free of charge.  

To submit abstracts for posters or story boards, complete with a short biographical note, to by 29th August 2014. You are asked to include the words "GIRFEC conference submission" in the subject of your email.

To find out more, download the conference flyer here: