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The third annual conference dealing with care and development of very young people takes place this week.

Press Release   •   Feb 15, 2016 15:45 GMT

The third annual conference dealing with care and development of very young people takes place this week.

The Early Years Conference is hosted by the Moray Community Planning Partnership this Friday 19th in the Alexander Graham Bell centre at Moray College.

The conference will see delegates take part in a series of workshops and speaking events.

Keynote speaker is Katie Brown, Head of Participation and Education for Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. Katie will talk about 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.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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