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Getting it Right for Every Child: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services

The Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde are hosting an international conference on the 24 - 26 September 2008 - in the Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, Glasgow - to explore key themes arising from the integration of children's services.


What is needed to secure better outcomes in work with children and their families? How can professionals work together, most effectively, to ensure that they are "Getting it Right for Every Child"? Drawing on insights from a range of disciplines, this timely cross professional conference will explore contemporary policy, practice and theoretical issues of relevance to all those with an interest in improving the quality of life for children and young people.


It will be of relevance to professionals, policy makers and academics
committed to delivering effective education, health, youth justice and social work services.

The event builds on the successful "Children’s Hearings at the Crossroads" conference held in 2003.


The key themes of the conference are:

Children’s voices, citizenship and inclusion
Building better childhoods
Changing children’s services: challenges for education, social work and health care professionals


Bill Alexander, Head of Integrated Services Highland Council
Professor Jane Aldgate, Open University
Professor Dòra Bjarnason, University of Iceland
Chief Superintendent John Carnochan, Strathclyde Police
Professor Andrew Cooper, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
Dr Mark Creekmore, University of Michigan
Professor Linda de Caestecker, NHS Glasgow & Clyde
Don Duquette, Clinical Professor of Law University of Michigan Law
Dr Joan Forbes, University of Aberdeen
Professor Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College Dublin
Dr George Head, University of Glasgow
Professor Malcolm Hill, University of Strathclyde
Professor Andrew Kendrick Glasgow School of Social Work
Professor Andrew Lockyer, University of Glasgow
Professor Kathleen Marshall, Commissioner for Children and Young Dr David Stone, Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology University of Glasgow
Dr Kay Tisdall, University of Edinburgh

Paper & workshop proposals

The deadline for proposing papers and workshop has passed. Please contact Barbara Reid for more information: b.reid [at]


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Published Aug. 18, 2008 12:50 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 2:46 PM