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Corporate Parenting Drop In Sessions

Our Corporate Parenting team is holding drop-in sessions that are open to all employees.

As an employee, you are a Corporate Parent with a responsibility for providing the best possible care and safeguarding for care experienced children and young people.

The drop-in sessions will be repeated at a different North Ayrshire venue each month throughout the year to allow all interested staff to attend, so keep an eye out in this newsletter for details of upcoming dates and venues.

The second session took place on Tuesday 16 April at Saltcoats Library, followed by May’s at Brodick Hall on Wednesday 22 May – thanks to everyone who came along.

June’s session will take place on Thursday 27 June 4pm-5pm at Kilbirnie Library and then May’s will be held at Ardeer Community Centre on Wednesday 24 July (10.30am-11.30am).

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lewis, Corporate Parenting Engagement and Participation Lead, by emailing or calling 07981 931 972.

By attending one of the drop-in sessions you can:

  • Hear about the current status of The Promise and how you can enact positive changes in your workplace
  • Discover local and national opportunities in relation to supporting Care Experienced children and young people
  • Receive a signposting pack specifically for the Care Experienced community
  • Provide your examples of best practice and ideas for better supporting the Care Experienced community
  • Sign up to our triannual staff briefing
  • Download our app created by and for Care Experienced young people
  • Discuss training opportunities for you and your team

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Training sessions The Promise

The NAHSCP Learning and Development team is also offering staff the chance to attend the following training sessions around supporting the care experienced community. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • Corporate Parenting, The Promise and Supporting the Care Experienced Community: Wednesday 26 June (1.30pm to 4.30pm) at Cunninghame House (Ground Floor, Garnock & North Coast Room) – Find out more about the course and book online.
  • Language, Discrimination and Stigma for the Care Experienced Community: Wednesday 4 September (9.30am to 12.30pm) at Bridgegate House, Irvine (1st Floor, Meeting Room 2&3) – Find out more about the course and book online.

If no dates are showing on the booking system for the relevant month then this means the dates are full. If this is the case, please email and your name will be added to the waiting list for any future dates.

Stevenston Library Session with Corporate Parenting team with bookcase behind attendees
Stevenston Library drop-in Session April

Find out the latest news from the Corporate Parenting team and more about their cross-Service plans for this year by reading their monthly #KeepThePromise Column here.

About upcoming drop in sessions leaflet with Corporate Parenting team
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