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