Department of Education & Professional Studies / Centre for Public Policy Research
Venue: Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand Campus.
This one day conference is the fourth event hosted by Child Studies at King’s College London. ‘Participation into Practice’ will be of interest to all those – including academics, professionals and policy makers – concerned with the importance of direct research with children and young people in influencing public policy and practice. In keeping with the multi-disciplinary and practice-oriented focus of the Child Studies programme at King’s, speakers* will include academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines.
Proceeds will be donated to the award-winning Family Drug and Alcohol Court, part of Coram.
The MA Child Studies/International Child Studies programmes at King’s promote a multi-disciplinary approach to work with vulnerable children and young people, underpinned by a children’s rights perspective.
*Please note that the organisers reserve the right to change the programme at short notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
09.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Chair’s introduction, Professor Denise Lievesley, Head of School of Social Sciences & Public Policy, King’s College London
10.15 ‘I think I must have been born bad’: listening to children in the secure estate, Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England
11.20 Protection through participation: an international perspective, Gerison Lansdown, Independent children’s rights consultant
12.05 ‘I wanna go somewhere in life’: supporting the educational aspirations of care leavers, Jenny Driscoll, Programme Director, Child Studies, King’s College London
13.35 Children’s relational problems: children’s perspectives, school practices and policy discourses, Dr Hayley Davies, Lecturer in the Sociology of Childhood, King’s College London
14.05 Taking a longer view of contact: Young adults’ perspectives on their childhood contact arrangements after parental separation, Emeritus Professor Jane Fortin
15.05 Children’s experience of the child protection medical, Dr Davina Mackenzie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Mary Sheridan Centre
15.25 Children talking to the judge, District Judge Nicholas Crichton CBE
16.10 Closing remarks
16.15 End of conference