Children England – Events, Training and Consultations

The State of the State: What future for public services?
With Polly Toynbee and David Walker
Thursday 8th February
5.30pm – 8pm
The Free Word Centre, London

Join Children England for our 75th anniversary speaker event, with Polly Toynbee and David Walker, Guardian journalists and writers of Dismembered: how the attack on the state harms us all. Polly and David will give our guests a special talk, examining what they described in their most recent book as the ‘dismembering’ of the British state. Our Chief Executive Kathy will share a response to their presentation and examine the challenges ahead for creating a society that has its children at heart.​ Guests will be able to take part in a Q & A discussion and then join us for networking and a drinks reception.
Tickets are £40 each. This is a fundraising event, with all proceeds going towards our ambition: to lead an independent commission to redesign the 21st century welfare state so that it works for all children.

Poverty Proofing the School Day Conference: Tackling Poverty and Inequality in our Schools
Organised by Children North East
Thursday 25th January 2018

9:30 am – 3:30pm
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BT

Poverty Proofing the School Day is an innovative programme that identifies barriers to learning for students who do not have the same financial resource as their better off peers. This conference will explain the poverty proofing ethos sharing best practice from schools and delivery partners across the country, as well as looking at the evaluation completed by Newcastle University identifying a wide spectrum of positive impact on the school day around inclusion, attendance and attainment. The conference will consider how schools in the North West can respond to the poverty proofing work and explore how it can be best implemented in the region.
For more information contact donna.botham@children-ne.org.uk. Early bird discount available until 11th December.

Consultations

Closing 22nd February 2018
Department for Education: Keeping children safe in education

Closing 28th February 2018
Department for Education: Early education and childcare workforce: level 2 qualification criteria

Closing 2nd March 2018
Department of Health and Department for Education: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper