Forging Connections with Fife’s Voluntary Sector Children’s Services Forum
Our event was a huge success with 75 children and young people’s volunteers; staff and managers from the third and statutory sector enjoying a morning of networking and updates at the Rothes Halls last Wednesday. The Hall was buzzing with conversations around the opportunities and challenges coming from the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and Fife’s new Children’s Service Plan 2014-17. Keynote speakers were Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People; Dougie Dunlop, Head of Service for Children and Families and Criminal Justice, Fife Council and Cllr Willie Campbell, Fife’s Early Years’ Ambassador. All speakers shared their thoughts and aspirations for the way forward for the Third Sector and how opportunities are arising to become more involved in providing vital services and supporting the allocated named person for children.
The event was part of the re-launch of Voluntary Sector Children’s Services Forum in Fife. Fife Voluntary Action is committed to supporting the Forum to widen its remit. This will enable Third Sector Early Years and Children and Young People’s services to communicate and share information more effectively ensuring that there is a fair and robust representation of the Third Sector at a strategic level in Fife.