Eurochild 8th Annual Conference: Tackling child poverty through supporting and strengthening families
|Eurochild 8th Annual Conference: Tackling child poverty through supporting and strengthening families|
30th November - 2nd December 2011 - Cardiff (Wales, UK)
Tackling child poverty through supporting and strengthening families" Child poverty prevents children and young people from achieving their full potential and autonomy, and affects their health, their personal development, their education and their general well-being. Child poverty is often passed from one generation to the next, at huge cost to society due to lost social and human capital.
Eurochild believes that supporting and strengthening families most in need is crucial for tackling child poverty and breaking the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage.
This conference has five overarching objectives:
Share 'inspiring practice' from across the UK and Europe in integrated family support services. Gain knowledge & understanding on how family support impacts on children’s well-being and outcomes and is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ensure the voices of children and parents who have benefitted from support services are heard and listened to. Strengthen collaboration and exchange among policy makers, practitioners and researchers in children’s rights and well-being across Europe. Provide inputs to EU policy debates on fighting child poverty, promoting children’s rights and well-being, and on supporting and strengthening families.