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Childhood Disability and Social Disadvantage: Evidence and Implications for Policy and Practice - Conference Programme

28 September 2012, 9.30am-4.00pm

Scarman Training & Conference Centre
University of Warwick


9.30-10.00

Registration and Coffee

10.00-10.05

Welcome

Dr Clare Blackburn
University of Warwick

10.05-10.20

Why is this research on disabled children and social disadvantage important to us? Perspectives from parents of disabled children

Project advisory group members:
Jan Sunman
Liz Willetts
Rachael Barnes

10.20-11.10

To what extent is early social
disadvantage associated with disability and limiting long-term illness in later childhood? What does the latest
evidence say?

Project team:
Dr Clare Blackburn
Professor Nick Spencer
Dr Janet Read

11.10-11.30

Break

11.30-12.15

Keynote address: Disabled children and social deprivation: A major issue for our time

Lord Low of Dalston

12.15-12.30

Panel discussion

Panel members:
Lord Low of Dalston
Professor Nick Spencer
Dr Janet Read
Dr Clare Blackburn

12.30-1.45

Lunch

1.45-2.00 Today’s disabled children are tomorrow’s disabled adults: Why only a long-term approach can deliver equality
Grahame Whitfield
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

2.00-3.30

Parallel Sessions:

 

a

Maximising legal entitlements

Professor Luke Clements
Cardiff Law School

 

b

How can a children’s rights
approach help?

Ross Hendry
Office of Children’s Commissioner

 

c

Social disadvantage and childhood disability and long-term illness: Implication for practice

Dr Doug Simkiss
University of Warwick

Dr John Middleton
Public Health, Sandwell

 

d

Researching social disadvantage and childhood disability: What else do we need to know?

Professor Eric Emerson
Lancaster University

3.30-4.00

Panel discussion

Panel members:
Professor Luke Clements
Professor Eric Emerson
Ross Hendry
John Middleton
Dr Doug Simkiss
Grahame Whitfield

4.00

Close of Conference


CONFERENCE FEE - Conference fees include admission to conference sessions, tea/coffee, lunch, registration materials

Rate for delegates: £40*

*As part of its commitment to engagement with the public and all users of research, the ESRC is funding 50 free places for non-academic conference delegates (e.g. from an organisation working for or with disabled children and their families). We can also offer some travel bursaries up to £75 for non-academic delegates. If you are from an organisation working for or with disabled children and their families, please apply early for a free place and travel bursary.

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