Mentoring For Youth Living In and Leaving Alternative Care International Symposium

MacDonald, M. (Organiser), Pinkerton, J. (Speaker), Kelly, B. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


This international symposium is hosted jointly by Queens University Belfast, the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, and SAYes Trust, and is funded by DfE Global Challenges Research Fund. It's aim is to facilitate dialogue and discussion on the theme of mentoring for youth who are living in and preparing to leave out-of-home care. With presentations from young people, practitioners and academics from South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States of America, we will consider the potential of formal mentoring to help this population of young people improve their economic and social wellbeing. Findings will be shared from a recent qualitative evaluation of the ‘Transition to Independent Living’ formal mentoring programme (TIL) offered by the SAYes Trust to young people in residential care in Cape Town. Round-table dialogue will focus on the needs and experiences of youth living in out-of-home care and the potential of mentoring to help equip them for the transition to independence.
Period26 Feb 2020
Event titleMentoring For Youth Living In and Leaving Alternative Care<br/>International Symposium<br/>
Event typeConference
LocationCape Town, South Africa
Degree of RecognitionInternational