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Professor Harriet Ward, Director of CCFR has been invited to speak at the upcoming NZ-UK Link Lecture.
24 May 2013

Professor Harriet Ward, Director of CCFR has been invited to speak at the upcoming NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture.

The lecture is taking place on Wednesday 5th June 2013 at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ.


Children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect, but New Zealand’s statistics for child maltreatment, hospital admissions, notifications and foster placements are disturbing. The level of alarm at this state of affairs, has heightened with recent cases of child deaths (such as the 3 month-old Kahui twins in 2006). Green and White papers from the government on Vulnerable Children show that policy changes are forthcoming, involving common assessment tools, agency co-ordination, the creation of Children’s Teams, and evidence-based policies. This lecture looks critically at the policy recommendations and argues for a greater consideration for children’s participation rights, strengths rather than deficits, awareness of causes (especially poverty), and family support rather than surveillance.


Chair: Dame Gillian Pugh DBE
Respondent: Professor Harriet Ward CBE (Director of the Centre for Child and Family Research at Loughborough University)


Further information on this can be found here: NZ-UK Lectures

 

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