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A Fragmented System? Resources from the one day conference

Last updated: Wed 06, 2017

On 26th April 2017 the Alexi Project and International Centre hosted a one-day conference aiming to explore the gap between policy and practice in relation to young people's participation and CSE. 

Fourteen presenters contributed their experience and perspective including practitioners, young people, policy-leads, researchers and funders. You can listen to audi-recordings of the speakers below and slides are also available below for some presentations. 

An event report captures the key themes and issues arising throughout the day, as well ideas generated by attendees about how to 'close the gap'.

Recordings and slides

Dr Isabelle Brodie and Dr Camille Warrington: University of Bedfordshire Children’s participation and CSE in policy and practice: what do we know, and why have we brought you here?

CJ Hamilton: Young Researcher’s Advisory Panel, University of Bedfordshire Making participation meaningful: representation and culture

Dr Cath Larkins: University of Central Lancashire Dimensions of participation.  Download powerpoint slides

Emma Jackson: Author and speaker ‘If we really listened to young people’: what closing the gap means

Professor Jenny Pearce: University of Bedfordshire  Historical perspective on CSE and gaps between policy and practice.  Download powerpoint slides

Stela Stansfield: Street Safe, The Children’s Society Fechar a falha.  Download powerpoint slides

Sam Shortt: Marginal Gains Project – CSE and Policing Knowledge Hub  Lessons from ‘Marginal Gains’ about the impact of dialogue between young people and professionals

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas: University of Sussex  Exploring the idioms of childhood publics

Maria Stephens: Children Rights Alliance for England Children’s rights in England: CSE and Article 12   Download powerpoint slides

Jo Wells: The Blagrave Trust  Can funders help the voluntary sector listen better to children?

Nicholas Marsh (ACT- Achieving Change Together) and Damian Dallimore  (Project Phoenix): Greater Manchester Co-design and participation in Greater Manchester.   Download powerpoint slides

Gerison Lansdown: International children’s rights consultant and advocate Plenary


Fragmented System Event Report 1

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