Reinforcing or Reducing Inequalities Amongst Children? Child Protection and Community Services
6/10/2017 - 6/10/2017
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Riddel Hall, Queen's University
Reinforcing or Reducing Inequalities Amongst Children? The Role of Child Protection and Community Services
This conference will launch the findings from the Child Welfare Inequalities Project, a major research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation which examined the relationship between deprivation and child protection interventions across the four UK nations.
Professor Paul Bywaters from Coventry University and Dr Lisa Bunting from Queen’s University will present the findings from the UK-wide and Northern Ireland elements of this work. They will be joined by Dr Nat O'Connor from the University of Ulster who will be discussing economic inequality, as well as representatives from the NI policy and practice community. The conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Health NI and the Department of Communities NI and will be chaired by Sean Holland (Chief Social Work Officer, Department of Health).
The conference is free and we hope to see attendance from policy makers, service commissioners and practitioners across the statutory and community sectors in NI. The event will be held in Riddel Hall at Queen’s University, with tea/coffee and lunch provided for those registering at http://bit.ly/2fKXoaI
Dr Lisa Bunting
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work