Registration is now open for 'Reinforcing or Reducing Inequalities Amongst Children? The Role of Child Protection and Community Services' Conference

6 Oct 2017

 This conference will launch the findings from the Child Welfare Inequalities Project, a major research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation which examined the relationship between deprivation and child protection interventions across the four UK nations. Professor Paul Bywaters from Coventry University and Dr Lisa Bunting from QUB will present the findings from the UK wide and NI elements of this work. For further information about the CWIP project and to access research reports for the UK, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, please go to
The draft programme for the day is as follows:
9.30: Registration & refreshments
10.00: Welcome: Sean Holland (Chair)
10.10: Overview of the Child Welfare Inequalities Research Project & Findings: Professor Paul Bywaters
10.30: Northern Ireland Findings from the Child Welfare Inequalities Research Project: Dr Lisa Bunting
10.50 Q & A
11.00: Coffee Break
11.25: Economic Inequality and Child Welfare (Dr Nat O'Connor, Ulster University)
12.00: Addressing Poverty in Practice - Child and Family Social Work, Family Support Hubs
12.35: Q & A
12.45: Lunch (provided)
1.30: Policy Perspectives and Developments - Department of Health, Department of Communities
2.15: Closing Panel: Where Do We Go From Here?

Fri 6 October 2017
09:30 – 15:00 BST
Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Queen's University


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