Rossie Young People's Trust News

Rossie Young People’s Trust are teaming up with The Cognitive Centre

Rossie Young People’s Trust are teaming up with The Cognitive Centre to host a 4 day training event based around 4 key programmes of interventions with young people – Offending Is Not The Only Choice, Violence is Not the Only Choice, Substance Abuse Is Not The Only Choice and the Ross Programme for low level offending.  At the end of the four days, successful participants will be issued a certificate and be able to deliver any of the programmes with immediate effect.
The event is taking place from Monday 23rd October until Thursday 26th October 2017 from 0930-1630.
The 4 day training is at a cost of £500 plus booking fee and delegates must attend all 4 days to complete. The cost includes training, refreshments, lunch and course materials for all 4 days.
This means delegates will save £1500!
If anyone within your organisation is interested or you have any questions, please get in touch with Mark Anderson ( Training Officer) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 01674 820204.
Event tickets available via Mark Anderson or Eventbrite

Scotland’s Independent Review into the Care System

A Message from Mary Geaney, CEO

In 2016 the First Minister commissioned a full review into the care system and has appointed Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland as the Chair of this review. Current legislation, practices, culture and ethos of the care system will be examined in depth over a four year period. Care experienced young people will be key stakeholders in this Review, and will have a real opportunity to shape and influence a new and improved care system.
Scotland’s Independent Review into the Care System In 2016 the First Minister committed to listening to 1000 Voices of care experienced young people. Rossie Young People’s Trust, as a provider of secure and residential care services is committed to being a leader in listening to our young people. We have a history of working in partnership with Who Cares? Scotland, and in 2017 doubled our contractual arrangement with this reputable national voluntary organisation.
On 13th September we supported and accompanied some of our young people when they attended the “1000 Voices” Event at Napier University in Edinburgh – they actively engaged and participated in this workshop and shared their experiences in an honest and constructive manner. Our Who Cares? Scotland Advocacy and Participation Worker, in partnership with Rosie staff, is also facilitating workshops on site so that additional views, opinions can be captured and fed into the Discovery Stage of the Review. The focus of these recent workshops has been:
  • People – who are the people who make a difference in your life and what qualities do they have?
  • Place – how important is the place you live? Have you experienced placement moves?
  • Processes – Do you attend meetings? Do you take part in meetings? Are they helpful?
All of our young people who contributed to this phase of the Review will receive a certificate and badge in acknowledgement of their participation and contribution.
We are committed to ensuring we improve our practices, procedures and services on an on-going basis in the best interests of all young people in our care.
Rossie is listening.

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