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 email@example.com with Special Requirements
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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.