Professor Thomas, from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, will focus on the challenge of making children and young people’s participation real.

SEMINAR: Children and young people’s participation

Start Date Friday, 28 March 2014, 03:00 pm
End Date Friday, 28 March 2014, 04:30 pm
Description

Special guest Professor Nigel Thomas is presenting a free seminar titled Children & Young People's Participation: What it is, Why it Matters & Ways to Support it at the Local Level.

Professor Thomas, from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, will focus on the challenge of making children and young people's participation real.

Professor Thomas is also Director of The Centre for Children & Young People's Participation and Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University. His research interests are principally in child welfare, children's rights and participation, and theories of childhood. He was previously a social work practitioner, manager and advisor, and then a social work educator. He was co-editor of the journal Children & Society, and is now Chair of the Editorial Board. Professor Thomas was also on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Children's Rights.

The seminar will be chaired by Dr Anne Crowley, Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Work. Dr Crowley completed her doctoral studies at Cardiff University and is currently developing a research proposal on the participation of children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW.

This seminar is free and supported by the University of Newcastle through The Family Action Centre, Newcastle Law School and Social Work.

Location Lecture Room 416 (top floor), University House (opposite Civic Park), 300 King Street, Newcastle.
Contact kate.dennis@newcastle.edu.au
RSVP Friday. 28 March 2014