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The Poverty Alliance - Taking a Strategic Approach to Child Poverty
When: 10:00, Friday 13 August 2021 Where: Zoom call, online This event is being organised by The Poverty Alliance This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.
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As part of the Poverty Alliance's Get Heard Scotland programme, the organisation is organising a series of summer seminars that will discuss key issues in relation to addressing child poverty in Scotland. These webinars are designed to stimulate discussion and ideas that will be fed into the development of the next Child Poverty Delivery Plan (CPDP), due to be published in 2022, and covering the period up to 2026.
The webinars will bring together a range of speakers who will explore the context and background of addressing child poverty in Scotland. The webinars are free and open to everyone who has an interest in finding effective solutions to child poverty.
Webinar 1 - Taking a Strategic Approach to Child Poverty - will focus on what the key elements of an effective child poverty strategy ought to include. The speakers will draw on their extensive knowledge of what has worked in the past, what has not, and how a child poverty strategy can drive change at both the local and national levels. The event will take place from 10:00 on 13 August 2021.
Speakers for the opening webinar are:
• Professor Morag Treanor: Morag is a Depute Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission and is Professor of Child and Family Inequalities at Heriot-Watt University. Her recently published book 'Child Poverty: Thriving to Survive' looks at how thinking differently about child poverty can help us find alternative and better solutions.
• Dr Peter Kenway: Peter is Director of the New Policy Institute. He has written and researched extensively on aspects of poverty in the UK. In this webinar he will be talking about new research carried out by NPI which looks at anti-poverty strategies from around the world, focusing on the elements needed for a successful strategy.
Following the the two inputs, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion, drawing out some of the implications for the next Child Poverty Delivery Plan.