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Disabled Children Conference 2015: Promoting and Empowering the Rights of Disabled Children and Young People

11.11.15 9:30 am
11.11.15 4:00 pm

Park Inn, Cardiff Central

Children in Wales

*: £75.00 – £95.00

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Children in Wales’ Disabled Children Conference will focus on promoting and empowering disabled children and young people within a rights based framework. Participants will have an update on existing and proposed policy and legislation and how it will affect disabled children, young people and their families. Innovative ways of empowering disabled children and young people will also be explored. Workshops will further support discussion on a range of topics relating to policy and practice.

Who should attend?

Professionals working with disabled children, young people and their families and those with a policy lead or interest in disabled children

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Luke Clements from Cardiff University who will speak about the Social Services and Well-being Act and its implication for disabled children

Dawn Pickering Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and physiotherapist who will speak about Participatory Methods and Digital Story Work within health

Young people from Together4Rights, Young Wales, who will speak about participation and the importance of getting their voices heard by professionals

Emma Phipps-Magill and Alyson Sefton from NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) will share hints and tips on ensuring that the voice of disabled children and young people are heard.

Richard Jones, Manager of Contact a Family Cymru will speak about the campaign the organisation are running arising out the findings of the Counting the Cost report

Stella Chatzitheochari, Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick will speak about the Trajectories and Transitions of Disabled Children and Young People, an 18 month research study which looked into the outcomes for disabled children and young people in England

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