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Conference to Focus on Education of Children in Care


The Centre is organising a one-day conference that will bring together carers, professionals, researchers and policy makers from a range of organisations and backgrounds to focus on how best to support the education of children in care.

Delegates will be encouraged to share ideas, experiences and research findings with the aim of promoting best evidence and creating a shared agenda for future action. The conference will take place on Wednesday 22nd June at NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action), 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, County Antrim BT15 2GB.


Registration is free but places are limited. If you are interested in attending you are encourage to register online early.


08.45 - Arrival

09.15 - Opening remarks - QUB Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation

09.30 - The policy context - Department for Education Northern Ireland

10.00 - Care makes a difference – Prof Sebba, University of Oxford

11.00 - Break

11.30 - Tutoring makes a difference – Prof Flynn, Ottawa University

12.30 - Lunch

13.30 - Fostering Network NI – Fostering achievement makes a difference

14.00 - VOYPIC – Right to learn promoting learning for children in care

14.30 - QUB - Promoting the social and emotional wellbeing in schools

15.00 - Break

15.15 – Foster Care Associates – Team parenting makes a difference

16.00 - Going forward 

Further Information

For further information, please contact Dr Karen Winter


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