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Passions: Children Services Plan/Girfec, Mental health and wellbeing, Young people and achievements, Education into employment, Staying safe online, General advice/information

Introducing Emma Allen - Virtual Head Teacher of Care Experienced Young People across Aberdeenshire

Emma is employed by Aberdeenshire Council and is passionate about making a difference for Care Experienced Young People across Aberdeenshire.  Emma runs Aberdeenshire.Community,


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Introducing Mackie Academy (Stonehaven)

The school's vision and ethos is summed up by its motto, "There is virtue in hard work" alongside key values of excellence, commitment, teamwork and integrity.


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Introducing Sam McNeill (Aberdeenshire Council)

Sam is employed by Aberdeenshire Council and is an integral player in the provision of information for protecting and safeguarding children in care across Aberdeenshire. 


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Introducing Laura Stewart, Children's Rights Officer at Aberdeenshire Council

Laura works with children and young people across Aberdeenshire including the YPOC group, young people who make a difference to others with care experience.


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Introducing Angela Allan, Area Support and Improvement Partner at Children's Hearings Scotland

Angela supports the Aberdeenshire & Aberdeen City Children's Panel community be heard and understood and make positive changes for care experienced young people.


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Introducing YPOC (Young People's Organising and Campaigning) Group

The Young People's Organising and Campaigning (YPOC) Group is a group of young people aged 14+ who campaign to make things better for looked after children and young people.


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Introducing Sheila McDerment, Inspector at Safer Communities Team of Police Scotland (NE division)

One of Sheila's favourite strands of business is Corporate Parenting. Sheila delivers training to colleagues to ensure they understand their corporate parenting responsibilities.


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Introducing Our Family Firm (OFF) Team

‘Our Family Firm’ is part of the wider Corporate Parenting approach which aims to support young people as they move into adulthood. 


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Introducing Hazel Robertson, Lead Nurse (Children & Families) at Aberdeenshire HSCP

Hazel Robertson is operational Lead Nurse for Children and Families at the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership.  


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Introducing Leigh Jolly, Head of Children's Services, Aberdeenshire Council

Leigh is Head of Children's Services at Aberdeenshire Council and is responsible for ensuring that everyone who works in Children's Services do their best for young people. 


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Introducing Angela Wotherspoon, Quality Improvement Officer with Aberdeenshire Council

Angela Wotherspoon is a Quality Improvement Officer with Aberdeenshire Council, with responsibility for the Laurencekirk and Banchory Clusters. 


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Introducing Brian Mitchell, Active Schools Manager, Aberdeenshire Council

Brian Mitchell is the Active Schools Manager for Aberdeenshire Council.


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Introducing Suzie Ross, Team leader (Aberdeenshire Central & South) Skills Development Scotland

Suzie Ross is a Team Leader for Skills Development Scotland covering Central and South Aberdeenshire.


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Introducing Lynn Whyte, Team Manager, Throughcare and Aftercare

Lynn Whyte is the Team Manager of the Throughcare and Aftercare Team based out of Central Buchan Office in Strichen, Aberdeenshire.


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Introducing Robin McGregor, Vice Principal: Curriculum and Quality North East Scotland College

Robin is an experienced educator and educational leader who is highly passionate about learning and teaching


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Introducing Anne Whitecross - Admin Support for the Children’s Rights Service

Hi, my name is Anne Whitecross and I am Admin Support for the Children’s Rights Service in Aberdeenshire Council


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Introducing Kate Ramsden, Children's Rights Officer

Kate is a Children's Rights Officer


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Introducing Chris Sojka, Lead Access and Articulation Officer at University of Aberdeen

Chris works with the Access & Articulation team at the University and delivers a range of initiatives including working with care experienced applicants and students. 


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Introducing Allan Jones, Housing Manager (Options & Homelessness), Aberdeenshire Council

Allan is responsible for homeless services in Aberdeenshire which includes finding somewhere safe for young people to move to when they leave care.


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Introducing Craig - an inspired and inspiring young man!

Craig is a quite amazing young man who was one of only three young people across the UK selected to star in a production of Les Miserabbits. 


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Children & Young People's Commissioner - Scotland

The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland is Bruce Adamson. He works with his team to protect the human rights of children and young people.


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