After a mishap with our meeting location we got to meet with Professor Mike Stein. Mike is seen throughout the UK as the “guru” of transitioning from care. It was such a privilege to meet with Mike and hear about the system in the UK and gain first-hand knowledge about the latest statistics and their interpretation. Mike has been instrumental in the UK for keeping transitioning on the agenda for governments. Over the years there has been significant investment and increased understanding of the needs of young people. We are trying to entice Mike to Australia for one of our conferences and to share his wisdom so we can lean from the UK experiences.
We left Leeds and headed to Edinburgh today. The city is gorgeous and as we walked down the streets there were bagpipes playing!
The apartment is right across the road from Edinburgh castle and I write this blog, sitting on the window seat gazing out of the window from time to time!
Tomorrow its off to the BASPCAN conference in the afternoon after a visit to the castle in the morning!