8th August 2015
Visit from Raeleen McKenzie, Berry Street, Melbourne. We were delighted to welcome Raeleen and to hear more about the therapeutic residential service that she manages. You can hear more about it here

Berry Street are going to be delivering the FFT Reflective Workshop to all staff in their residential therapeutic service and will be evaluating its use and effectiveness. We are very excited to be part of this and wish them all the best!

24th June 2015
Peer Support Group with adoptive parents in Perth and Kinross.

1st May 2015
We are not the experts: the role of relationships in knowledge exchange partnerships, paper presented at the ProPel symposium, University of Stirling. You can hear it here

6th May 2015 Peer Support Group, Scottish Residential Child Care Workers Association, Kibble School, Paisley

19th and 26th February 2015 NHS (Lothian) Health Improvement Team delivered a Reflective Workshop to Foster Carers, Broxburn

29th January 2015 Peer Support Group  with Foster Carers,  Fife Council

5th and 6th November 2014, Reflective Workshop facilitated by and delivered to FCA staff and carers, Aberdeen

2nd October 2014 Food for Thought: The Opportunities and Challenges of Collaboration between Research, Policy and Practice, Seminar series on ‘Intersecting Childhood Identities, Inequalities and Rights’, at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow

30th September 2014  Reflective Workshop delivered to residential staff, North Lanarkshire Council, East Kilbride

17th September 201, Reflective Workshop facilitated and delivered to FCA staff and carers, Prestwick

19th September 2014  Reflective Workshop, University of Stirling, Stirling

25th June 2014 Food for Thought Peer Support Group, Scottish Residential Child Care Workers Association, Fife

12th and 13th June 2014 Reflective Workshop facilitated by and delivered to FCA staff and carers, Inverness

10th June 2014 Peer Support Group, FCA (Scotland) , Stepps, Glasgow

21st May 2014  Food for Thought: Food based research and training for carers of looked after young people, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

7th May 2014 International invitation to lecture: on the interdisciplinary seminar series ‘Kidsp(l)aces’: Intergenerational Relationships and Food Practices in Residential Care, at the Catholic University of Eichstätt, Ingolstadt, Germany,

1st May 2014 Reflective workshop delivered to staff from Berry Street Children’s Services, Melbourne, Australia.

15th April 2014 Reflective Workshop delivered to staff from Wesley Mission, Melbourne, Australia

15th April 2014 FCA (Scotland) host a ‘cook school’with young people in foster care  drawing on FFT approach, Glasgow

5th Feb 2014  Integrating Food for Thought into the  Work of the Care Inspectorate, Children’s Services Development Day for the Care Inspectorate, Dundee.

Dr Florian Esser from Hildesheim University visited SASS for a week in January 2014 to begin dialogue about possible research collaborations regarding child welfare, food practices and residential care. As a result of this, a post-doctoral application to the German Academic Exchange Service was successful and he will spend one year working with the Food For Thought team on a post-doctoral project from 1 September 2014 – 31 August 2015.

We are delighted to announce that the FFT team have been joined by Katrina Roszynski who is a PhD student awarded an  ESRC-funded Scottish Graduate School Doctoral Training Centre. As part of Katrina’s research she will be looking  at the impact of Food for Thought.