Parenting across Scotland conference- 26 April 2018
The Parenting across Scotland conference will take place on 26 April 2018 in Dundee.
Many families in Scotland are struggling because of austerity. Finances, housing and health are all under pressure. For families to thrive, parenting or family support alone are not enough: parents need sufficient income, adequate housing and good health care.
This major conference run by Parenting across Scotland will discuss effective approaches and policies, using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a framework to look at supporting families.
The UNCRC states that the family is the most appropriate place for children, that parents hold rights on behalf of their children, and that the state has the duty to support parents in delivering these rights..
Using the UNCRC as a basis, the event will explore:
- the role of adequate finance, housing and healthcare, and
- how these agendas can be better joined up to ensure all families have the best start in life.
- Maree Todd, Minister for Childcare and Early Years
- Bruce Adamson, Commissioner for Children and Young People Scotland
- Dr Morag Treanor, University of Stirling
- Professor Brid Featherstone, University of Huddersfield
- Dr Anne Mullin, GPs at the Deep End
- Alison Watson, Deputy Director, Shelter Scotland