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.

The event will be an opportunity to:

  • Hear findings and discuss the new evidence review from What Works Scotland: Tackling child poverty: Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty at the local level.
  • Hear about how Community Planning Partnerships have, and plan, to use the findings of the review in their work on preventing and mitigating child poverty
  • Explore and discuss work across Scotland aimed at tackling child poverty
  • Explore how the evidence and action at the local level relates to your own setting, and the national perspective

Presentations

The speakers will be:

  •  Dr Morag Treanor, author of the Tackling child poverty: Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty at the local level evidence review
  • Two representatives  of community planning partnerships: Valerie Stewart, Community Planning Co-ordinator at South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership, and George Howie, Principal Health Improvement Officer at Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, will talk about the work of their community planning partnerships to tackle child poverty and how they have used the evidence review to inform and develop this.

Who should attend?

  • Senior managers and practitioners in health and social care, local authorities, and the third sector; community planning partnerships; civil servants; and other stakeholders working in partnerships to deliver public services
  • What Works Scotland national partners, learning partners, and case study partners

More details

  • Date: Thursday 31 August 2017
  • Time: 12:15 – 17:00
  • Location: Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Book your place

Places are free, but limited, so please register on Eventbrite to book your place.

The event will start with a networking lunch; when you register please indicate if you will be attending lunch.

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