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  1. 1. “ We’re here tae mak a difference”
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Why we exist </li></ul><ul><li>The Debate Project </li></ul><ul><li>The big day out </li></ul>
  3. 3. What we do? <ul><li>We meet as a group </li></ul><ul><li>We teach students </li></ul><ul><li>We help with staff selection </li></ul><ul><li>We help develop course materials </li></ul><ul><li>We are involved in research </li></ul><ul><li>We go to conferences </li></ul><ul><li>We do some writing </li></ul>
  4. 4. What students say about us <ul><li>“ Absolutely brilliant. Made me realise or re-realise why I want to be a social worker as academia has been first and foremost in my thoughts recently, am I capable etc. But today’s exercise just reinstalled my beliefs and expectations for my future.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Much prefer this – more helpful than case studies on paper. This is much better preparation for the real world.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Enjoyed this practical session, more of it please!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This refreshed me and was a very clever idea to do this. It reinforced to me that I was on the right course, and felt passionate to start working with these clients...” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I think this task highlighted the need for all professionals to recognise the importance of involving children in decision making processes.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Well lead, everyone was encouraged to participate and the tasks ensured I reflected on personal experience of not being consulted and included.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Very articulate and well able to voice their opinions. Informed and gave good examples of their own experiences which prompted good discussion and debate.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. What we want to achieve <ul><li>Better social workers/Residential child care workers </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing life stories/ making it real </li></ul><ul><li>Develop more teaching with more students </li></ul><ul><li>To help our selves develop more skills </li></ul><ul><li>To become self supporting </li></ul><ul><li>A successful bid for big lottery funding </li></ul>
  6. 6. Achievements <ul><li>Care Accolades 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Columba 1400 </li></ul><ul><li>The Care Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Voices </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for recruitment and training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thanks are due to... <ul><li>Aberdeen City Council-Youth Activities Small Grants Fund 2006/7, 2007/8 and More Choices, More Chances Challenge Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>Columba 1400 </li></ul><ul><li>The Debate Project </li></ul><ul><li>The Robert Gordon University </li></ul><ul><li>The Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care </li></ul>
  8. 8. Winners 2006

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