Forthcoming events

Preventing and mitigating child poverty

Thursday 31 August 2017, Edinburgh

This event, organised by What Works Scotland and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, will provide an opportunity to systematically explore the evidence and issues surrounding actions to tackle child poverty.

It will launch Tackling child poverty: Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty at the local level, an accessible, action-oriented evidence review produced by What Works Scotland’s Evidence Bank.

Poverty, schools and inequality: reducing the cost of the school day

Friday 29 September 2017, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

Research shows that the charges that schools make to parents for uniforms, school trips, activities and learning materials have a negative impact on the poorest families. This event will provide an opportunity to understand the impact of the costs of school on the poorest parents and reflect on how the Pupil Equity Fund might be used to effectively tackle inequalities and reduce the attainment gap.

Past events

See details of past events. Get access to speakers’ presentations and event reports.

Our most recent events:

Naomi Eisenstadt lecture – Review of the Life Chances of Young People

This lecture, co-hosted by What Works Scotland, Policy Scotland and the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow, marked the launch of Naomi Eisenstadt’s second report to the Scottish Government as Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, which focuses on the life chances of young people in Scotland. The main themes of her report are employment, housing and mental health.

All of What Works Scotland past events

About What Works Scotland events

What Works Scotland holds seminars, workshops and conferences to share our research findings and promote discussion. We also organise events with partners.

Our latest events will be listed here. They are free but ticketed.

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