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Lecture 3: NZ UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor Anne Smith, Otago University Lecture Series - Enhancing the Rights and Well-Being of Children: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice

NZ-UK Link Foundation

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 from 17:45 to 20:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

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The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation

and the School of Advanced Study, University of London

request the pleasure of your company at a lecture by
The NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor,

Emeritus Professor Anne Smith of
Otago University, New Zealand

 

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 & Family Research, University of Loughborough

Arrive 17:45 for 18:00 Start
Followed by Reception in The Picture Gallery,  The Foundling Museum

For more information go to: http://www.nzuklinkfoundation.org.uk/

Contact: Liza Fletcher on nz-uk.link@hotmail.co.uk with Special Requirements

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Paintings Gallery
Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
WC1N 1AZ London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 from 17:45 to 20:00 (BST)


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NZ-UK Link Foundation

The NZ-UK Link Foundation was set up originally as the Waitangi Foundation in 1990 after the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Under our Trust Deed, the Foundation exists to enhance links between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, through establishing and maintaining a series of business and educational exchanges to individuals to visit the other’s country.

http://www.nzuklinkfoundation.org.uk/

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  News and Updates
2013-06-08 09:27:09

 

Thank you once again to all those who registered and attended NZ UK Link Visiting Emeritus Professor Smith's Lecture at the Foundling Museum last week. 

Please find below an invitation to the final lecture in the NZ UK Link Visiting Professorship Programme - Lecture 4 taking place on the 19th June at The School of Advanced Study, Senate House, Malet Street from 6pm followed by a reception.

 

Register: http://nzuklinklecture4vp2013.eventbrite.co.uk

 

The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation

and the School of Advanced Study, University of London

request the pleasure of your company at a lecture by

The NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor,

Emeritus Professor Anne Smith of
Otago University, New Zealand

Connections and smooth pathways between research, policy and practice are essential to ensure that researchers can play a part in achieving social justice and making a difference to children’s lives. I argue that the recognition of children as active citizens and participants in research rather than the passive objects of concern, is one way to promote positive change for them. While there are widespread demands for evidence-based policies, the translation of research into practice and policy is often haphazard, due to competing paradigms and varying political agendas. I will argue that an emphasis on “evidence–based practice” is justifiable, but that this should not be narrowly interpreted.

Chair: Dr Virginia Morrow, Oxford Department of International Development

Respondent: Professor Nigel Thomas, University of Central Lancashire

Hosted by The School of Advanced Study

Arrive 17:30 for 18:00 Start
Followed by Reception in The Chancellors Hall

For more information go to: http://www.nzuklinkfoundation.org.uk/

Contact: Liza Fletcher on nz-uk.link@hotmail.co.uk with Special Requirements

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