Science, children's rights, and child protection: where now for evidence based practice? Lessons from the USA and Northern Europe

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Science, children's rights and
child protection; where now
for evidence based practice?
Lessons from the USA & Northern Europe
Tuesday 12 July 2016 at King’s College London
We are delighted to invite you to a seminar led
by Matt Forde, National Head of Service at
NSPCC Scotland. Matt will share findings from
his 2014 Winston Churchill travelling fellowship,
in which he studied the application of research
in the prevention of child maltreatment.
Important work on child abuse and neglect, and prevention of maltreatment,
comes from the USA, but the wellbeing of children there lags behind other
advanced countries. This contrast means some have reservations about application
of such programmes in the UK. Matt met leading researchers across the USA,
hearing about their work and vision for children and society. He then travelled to
Scandinavia and the Netherlands, countries which perform best for child wellbeing,
and met leaders in research and policy and explored the role of science, the use of
evidence, and perspectives on children's rights in shaping child welfare policies.
This Seminar will take place between 1.45pm and 3.45pm in Room 1.21 in
the Policy Institute on the 1st floor of the Virginia Woolf Building, King’s
College London, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE (nearest station: Holborn)
The seminars in this series are by invitation only. If you wish to attend
please contact by 5 July 2016