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
For further information, please contact Dr Karen Winter