‘Hidden Truths: Understanding vulnerability in 21st century Britain’
Building on the publication of Working with Vulnerable Children, Young People and Families (Routledge, 2013), this conference will explore what constitutes vulnerability and how this has been conceptualised by practitioners, theorists and policy makers in relation to an emerging political agenda.
The keynote speakers include Lynsey Hanley, renowned Guardian journalist and critically acclaimed local author of Estates: An Intimate History (Granta, 2007), and Professor Stan Tucker, who is internationally recognised for his research on children and young people’s human rights, social inclusion, risk and the changing nature of childhood.
Conference workshops will focus on an exploration of vulnerability in relation to specific groups including: care leavers; children of prisoners; children with special educational needs and disabilities; young people and the homeless; young people who have sexually harmed others; violence in the context of personal relationships; young people, digital media & risk; and risk in Schools (for further details see draft programme).
The conference will also feature a Panel Discussion where representatives from regional organisations will present their ideas/manifesto for working with vulnerable children & young people followed by an open debate considering the challenges and opportunities in this area. Finally, the conference will launch a new specialist website on vulnerability, with resources for those working in the subject.
Date: Friday 8th November 2013
Time: 9:00 – 15:00
Venue: Newman University, Birmingham
For further information and a booking form contact Carol Ferran:
Annual Fundraising Gala Ball
Erma’s Jamaica Hospital Appeal Fund UK – striving to improve people’s lives worldwide.
Individual ticket prices are £45 and proceeds go to Bethlehem Orphanage, Downtown Kingston and the cardiac unit Bustamante Hospital for Children.
Date: Saturday 28th September 2013
Time : 19:00
Venue: The Centenneal Centre, 100 Icknield Port Road, Birmingham B16 0AA
For more information contact Erma Lewis:
T: 0121 422 0184
West Midlands School for Social Entrepreneurs’ Launch
The School for Social Entrepreneurs has arrived in the West Midlands with its first cohort of students starting in October. The school was set up by Michael Young (Baron Young of Dartington) who also created the Open University, the Consumers Association, Which? magazine and much more.
The school has a long history of success elsewhere in the UK and overseas and set to repeat its success in the West Midlands. We would love to see you at our launch event on 16 September where you can learn more about the school, the programmes offered and meet past and new students.
Date: Monday 16th September 2013
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: Central Birmingham (exact location TBA)
For more information go to:
Christmas card competition 2013 – open for entries
The Birmingham and Solihull Foundation Trust annual Christmas card competition is now open for entries.
Open to staff, service users, carers and members, entries should have a Christmas theme, created using either felt-tip pens, paint, crayons, pencils or computer designs/graphics. Collages and photograph-based designs will not be accepted.
All artwork should be on A4 paper, either portrait or landscape, but must not be folded. Entries may be scanned and submitted digitally via email, but image resolution must be at least 300dpi.
All entrants must also provide their name, email address and telephone number and state whether you are a member of staff, service user or member.
Entries should be marked Christmas Card Design Competition 2013, and can be emailed to email@example.com or sent by post to Laura Brace, Chief executive’s department, BSMHFT Trust HQ, 50 Summer Hill Road, Birmingham, B1 3RB.
The deadline for entries is Friday, November 15, 2013.
For more information call Laura Brace:
T: 0121 301 1305
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