Collectivizing Care Leavers
 
How the event will progress

Agenda

Day 1: March 13, 2020 (Friday)

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Theme / sub theme

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10:00AM - 11:30AM
Keynote and Addresses by Chief Guests/Donor Reps
Key message: Never Give Up!
  • Key notes(s) delivered by a care leaver and either a civil society practitioner, and a policymaker/representative from a regional multilateral organisation.
  • Welcome address – Dr. Kiran Modi – 10 mins
  • Expert address (motivational!) – 15 mins
  • Care Leavers Address (Mark Riddell: Adviser to Dept. of Education, UK Care Leavers Covenant) – 20 mins
  • Donor/Govt officers address –
    • SoS representative – 10 mins
    • University of Hildesheim representative – 10 mins
    • Govt. of India representative
  • Launch of booklet on case stories – 5 mins
  • Open floor – 10 mins
11:30AM - 12:00PM Tea Break
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Session 1: Plenary
The rights basis and importance of child and youth participation
  • Continuum of Care: Effective aftercare / programming to support young care leavers transitioning to independent living (sector expert/research findings)
  • Meaningful child and youth participation in practice (care leaver)
  • Collectivization processes for young people in the community ( expert / researcher/practioners org)
  • Measuring child and youth participation (sector expert)
  • Open floor – 20 mins
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Session 2: Plenary
Country presentations on situation of leaving care: Challenges and Solutions in the context of Policy and Practice
  • Country presentations (e.g. Germany, Egypt, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India)
  • Open floor
1:30PM - 2:30PM Lunch Break
2:30PM - 4:00PM
Breakaway Session
Each group to have expert facilitator and 1 CL as co-facilitator
Group 1
Being in Care Experience and Learning
Group 2
Towards adulthood: Transitioning from Care (Experience and Learning)
Group 3
Mainstreaming – expectations, challenges and solutions/the power of Youth
Group 4
Effective participation of Care Leavers (Engaging in a manner that respects their voices, provides a safe environment, and ensures that their stories remain true to their own lived experiences.
4:00PM - 4:30PM Tea Break
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Session 3: Plenary
Sharing from breakaway sessions
  • Presentations from each group (10x4 mins) – 40 mins
  • Open floor - 20 mins

Day 2: March 14, 2020 (Saturday)

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10:00AM - 11:30AM
Session 4: Plenary
Keynote delivered by a care leaver (20 mins)
Key message: Forming Networks – Coming Together by Building strong alliances of Care Leavers
  • Recap from day 1 – 10 mins
  • The process of building networks – what it takes (e.g. Scotland, KESKA,)
  • The role of Universities, support organisations
  • What it means to be part of a network (Care Leaver experience)
  • Impact/change created by networks
  • Open floor – 10 mins
11:30AM - 12:00PM Tea Break
2:30PM - 4:00PM
Breakaway session
Each group to have expert facilitator and 1 CL as co-facilitator
Group 1
>What keeps networks connected
Group 2
Expectations, Apprehensions and purpose
(How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reforms)
Group 3
Role of networks in reinforcing pathways for CLs
(Special agencies and organisations working for care leavers)
Group 4
Networks working as advocacy groups
(experience, possibilities, vision) (Lobbying / Campaigning for care leavers)
2:00PM - 3:00PM Lunch Break
3:00PM - 5:30PM
Closing Plenary Session
Sharing from breakaway sessions
  • Presentations by the breakout sessions – 40 mins
  • Pathway planning for Care Leaver Networks – Expert who has worked with Care leavers
  • Govt of India/Sponsors’ representative on way forward
  • Renewing the 10 points agenda for Care Leavers
  • Last word! Care Leaver speaks on way forward
  • Vote of thanks