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UK CONFERENCE on Child Poverty & Well-being – Investing in Children: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage

16.12.14 9:15 am
16.12.14 4:00 pm

Mercure Holland House Hotel,

Children in Wales

COST: £60.00 – £75.00

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Lesley Griffiths AM

Gwyther Rees

Maurice Leeson

John Dickie

Richard Thurston

Ed Janes

Poverty Animation

Jana Hainsworth

Sam Clutton

Liz Jones

Kate Sturdy

Alex Young

At a time when more than 3.5 million children in the UK face poverty and social exclusion, the UK Alliance for Investing in Children is pushing for full implementation of the European Commission Recommendation “Investing in Children – Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage” within the UK.

This conference will highlight areas of good practice in tackling child poverty from across the UK, and discuss how to take the child poverty agenda forward in the future, thereby improving the quality of life and well-being of children and young people in the UK and Europe.

The UK Alliance is part of a wider Joint Action led by the EU Alliance for Investing in Children coalition and is made up of partners from Children in Wales, Children in Scotland, Children England and Children in Northern Ireland.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include:

Baroness Gillian Shephard, Deputy Chair of the UK Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission

Lesley Griffiths, AM & Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Welsh Government

Richard Thurston, Deputy Chief Social Research Officer, Welsh Government

Maurice Leeson, Professional Advisor to Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership, Northern Ireland

John Dickie, Head of Child Poverty Action Group, Scotland

Gwyther Rees, Honorary Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York

Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild

A Quesion & Answer session with the speakers will be included within the Programme, and a set of short films will be shown following the work that Children in Wales has undertaken with schools and organisations across the UK on different areas of poverty and inequality – including health, education, housing and childcare.

Target Audience:

Policy, planning and strategy leads in the Public Sector, Voluntary & Community organisations from Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland


£60 for members of Children in Wales, Children in Scotland, Children England and Children in Northern Ireland

£75 for non-members

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Cancellations can only be accepted in writing. Cancellations received three weeks before the date of the event will be refunded in full, less a £10 administration fee. No refunds can be made after this date, although substitutions can be made. Children in Wales reserves the right to alter event programmes at any time.