Scottish Universities Insight Institute funded Seminar Series: Equality 2015

Scottish Universities Insight Institute funded Seminar Series: Equality 2015

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SEMINAR 2 focuses on a number of intertwined themes: How is the children's rights agenda relevant to issues of inequality? What can services do to help tackle social inequalities, especially in a climate of austerity? How does poverty impact on children's access to services, social participation, and opportunities for civic engagement? How can research with children and young people contribute to our understanding of the structural inequalities which children and young people may experience?

In Scotland, unequal access to opportunities remains a chronic and cumulative impediment to   individuals’ education, health, and civic participation.  Over 220,000 children in Scotland live in   poverty and, by 2020, this number is predicted to increase by a further 100,000.  Young people remain at greatest risk of poverty and exclusion.  Tackling their experienced inequalities in education, health, rights and social participation and minimising the long-term effects of deprivation remain key challenges for a devolved Scotland, post-Referendum. This Programme aims to engage children, young people, service providers, policy makers, researchers and the general public in discussions about inequalities and ways of tackling these.

SEMINAR 2 in Aberdeen on 26 June 2015 is the second in a Scottish Universities Insight Institute   (SUII) funded Programme of Knowledge Exchange 2015.  The Programme Partners are: University of   Strathclyde, University of Aberdeen, The Glasgow School of Art, Child Poverty Action Group, and Glasgow City Council.

 For seminar 2, register at:


Other events in this SUII funded Programme include:

Art Exhibition: 1-17 May 2015 at Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow. The Art of Getting By – Young People Exploring Poverty.  Exhibition open daily 11.00-5.00  (closed on Mondays).

SEMINAR 1: 14 May 2015, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow.

Children and Young People’s Unequal Outcomes in Scotland and Beyond: Research and Implications for Policy and Practice. Register for SEMINAR 1 at:  

For more Programme information, please visit:  

Child Poverty and children's rights: an uneasy fit? Professor Wouter Vandenhole, UNICEF Chair in Children's Rights, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Hosted by
Dr. Joan Forbes, Reader, School of Education
University of Aberdeen, James Scotland CPD Suite, MacRobert Building, King's College.

Dr. Joan Forbes, Reader, School of Education