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Researching Disabled Children’s Lives – ESRC seminar series, 17/10/11 [W/E/NI/S]

A seminars series entitled Researching the lives of disabled children, with a focus on their perspectives has recently taken place. Funded by The Economic and Social Research Council and organised by researchers from the Universities of Strathclyde, Bristol, Glasgow, Ulster and York, five whole day seminars took place across the UK in 2010-2011. Each event focused on a different topic, including theoretical frameworks, methodology, innovative studies, and policies affecting disabled children in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each seminar was attended by about 40 people.

Special Issue of Children & Society 2012
In 2012, a Special Issue of the journal Children & Society will feature selected papers based on those presented at the seminars.

Disabled Childhoods Research Network
To keep in touch, seminar participants have set up a network for research in the field of Disabled Childhoods. This is open to researchers, policy makers, practitioners and others in the academic, voluntary and statutory fields as well as independent researchers and organisations of disabled people. Members will take turns to host annual meetings with a similar format to the seminar series. There will be no charge to attend but participants will be asked to make their own lunch arrangements. The first meeting will take place on 16 May 2012 in Bristol. 

Further information
For more details about any of the above, please contact Kirsten Stalker kirsten.stalker@strath.ac.uk or visit the seminars webpage at http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofappliedsocialsciences/socialwork/esrcseminarseries/.