The SIRCC (Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care) annual conference is the only dedicated residential child care conference in the UK. Attracting over 350 delegates, it represents the residential child care sector and associated professions.

The call for papers for the 2017 conference is now open.

Pushing the boundaries: Challenging convention, custom and culture in residential child care

Pushing the boundaries and re-writing routines. Sound familiar? This is what we do every day, in the relationships we build with the children and young people in our care. Our desire to provide them with the best opportunities, to be the best they can be, and to fulfil their dreams is in our DNA.

We work together to provide a sense of family, care and support throughout their journey, to nurture and comfort, and provide a home where they feel they belong. And we do this within the borders of the residential care system, where finances are tight, with our practice in the spotlight – past and present – and with an unknown and exciting future ahead.

CELCIS welcome applications from residential child care practitioners at all levels, young people and adults with care experience, academics and researchers, and multi-agency partners working alongside the residential community. Celebrate your successes, share your challenges and innovations across your working practice, or tell the story of your journey through care.

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