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An Evening with Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children & Young People

SASO Fife Branch event - Tuesday 20 May 2014, 6 pm for 6.30 pm start at the Town House, Kirkcaldy

In May 2009, Tam took up the post of Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. As the Commissioner, Tam’s remit is to have regard to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to encourage the involvement of children and young people in the work of the Commissioner and to promote and safeguard the rights of children and young people in Scotland. These rights are set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which the UK Government signed up to in 1991.

Prior to taking up his appointment as Commissioner Tam worked as a practitioner with children and young people for 30 years, primarily with young offenders, young people in and leaving care and the homeless. Tam has worked in both Scotland and England in both the voluntary and statutory sectors. He was the Director of Policy for Barnardo’s Scotland from 2003 and worked extensively on children’s policy and rights issues.

Tam is a member of the Early Years Task Force

Tam has spoken to many organisations and recently presented to the Judicial Institute for Scotland, the body responsible for providing training to Judges. Among recent topics he has spoken on;

-          Young people and the criminal justice system

-          The use of YOI for under 16 year olds

-          Challenges for the Children’s Hearing system

-          The age of criminal responsibility

-          His role and the UNCRC

 Tam is an excellent speaker, not only highly informative but hugely entertaining. Rather than restrict him to any one topic we  have asked him to present an open script. If there are any particular issues or questions you would like to discuss feel free to e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Attachments:
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SASO Glasgow Branch Conference 2014

SASO Glasgow Branch conference 2014 will take place on Thursday 8th May in Glasgow city centre (venue to be confirmed).

In the chair:  The Rt Hon the Lord Hope of Craighead KT

Keynote speakers confirmed:  Sir Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer;  Sue Berlowitz, Deputy Children's Commissioner/Chief Executive, Office of the Children's Commissioner, London;  Lars Wallinder, Minsitry of Justice, Sweden;  Malcolm Schaeffer, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration;  Professor Lesley McAra, Head of Law School, University of Edinburgh

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SASO Edinburgh Branch Lecture - 4 February 2014

Whose crime is it anyway?  

An integrated approach to supporting children affected by imprisonment.

Guest speaker:  Sarah Roberts, Families Outside

Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Tuesday 4 February 2014 at 5.30 pm

See attached flyer for full details.

All welcome.

Attachments:
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The Street - a performance by Regen:FX Youth Trust

SASO Glasgow Branch seminar 6 February 2014 will take the format of a performance of the award-winning  "The Street"  by members of the Regen:FX Youth Trust.  The performance will take place in the Assembly Hall, Strathclyde Police, Pitt Street, Glasgow, commencing at 6.30 pm.  Following the performance members of the audience will have an opportunity to take part in a Q & A session with the actors and members of Regen:FX Youth Trust.

This is an open meeting.  All welcome.

Refreshments from 6.00 pm.   To register your attendance e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Electronic Monitoring - Realising the Potential

SASO Edinburgh Branch seminar - Tuesday 14th January 2014

Electronic Monitoring - Realising the Potential

Guest Speakers:  Norman Brown & Mark Griffiths, G4S

Venue:  Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

5.30 pm

All welcome

Attachments:
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