Delegates to gather at annual care and development conference

Alexander Graham Bell centre to host conference
Alexander Graham Bell centre to host conference

FRIDAY WILL SEE the return of an important annual conference that deals with the care and development of very young people.

The annual Early Years Conference is hosted by the Moray Community Planning Partnership and will be held at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre, where delegates will take part in a series of workshops and speaking events.

A Keynote talk will come from Katie Brown, who is head of participation and education for Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Ms Brown will speak of the importance of children’s rights in relation to work on improving outcomes for Moray’s youngest.

Delivering workshops are Play Scotland and CALA (The Care and Learning Alliance, Inverness) along with representatives from the Scottish Book Trust and ‘Workingonwheels’, a company that provides the ‘Play, Talk, Read’ buses, and who will be providing stands at the conference.

The Moray Educational Psychology Service is also hosting a workshop on Attachment (Building Brains), and the Mobile Information Bus will be parked outside the college to provide information on health promotion topics.

Sacha Will, Scottish Government Improvement Advisor for the Early Years Collaborative is chairing the event, which is already over-subscribed for the second year running.

The popularity of this event demonstrates the importance the Moray Community Planning Partnership places on ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’, aiming to provide support at the earliest stage in a child’s life to ensure there are fewer issues in later life through good quality partnership working.