Conference – UCLan Westlakes Campus.Friday 14th October 2016.
The conference will be streamed live at http://breeze01.uclan.ac.uk/r8k19az2rwd
UCLan Applied Policy Science Unit, Westlakes in collaboration with the West Cumbria Child Poverty Forum and the Samuel Lindow Foundation are holding a one day conference in response to UNESCO International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The conference addresses the factors which bear upon enduring and intergenerational poverty in contemporary society. It draws upon local, national and international case studies with input from practitioners and scholars in law, education, social work, social exclusion, policy science and health and wellbeing.
It is estimated that globally 1 billion children live in poverty: almost 4 million in the UK. The conference addresses causes, consequences and solutions to enduring chronic poverty and inequalities of opportunity, and other related issues. Focusing upon the intergenerational transmission of poverty, and foregrounding the role of education, this conference pays special attention to the importance of social context and the role of the state and other actors in providing opportunities to break the cycle of poverty and make a more just and inclusive society.
Confirmed presentations vary from theoretical and applied research, to practical experience, on such topics as education and life chances, social empowerment, crime reduction, through to potential methods to raise attainment, including family centred interventions.