Child in the City international seminar Child Poverty in Western Cities


The seminar will begin on Thursday 21 November 2019 and end on Friday 22 November 2019 in the afternoon. In addition to our keynote speakers, there are six parallel sessions with a focus on interactive discussions. On Thursday afternoon, delegates will have the opportunity to attend field trips to projects and places our partner The City of Leeds selected.

Thursday 21st November 2019:

08:30 Registration/ tea & coffee
09:15 Welcome and introductions to Leeds
09:45 Keynote: Poverty and Restorative Practice: Putting the needs of children, young people and families at the centre of anti-poverty work in Leeds – Gill Main
10:15 Keynote: Poverty,  child abuse and neglect: Time for a new story  – Brid Featherstone
10:45 Plenary discussion/Q&A
11:00 Break tea & coffee
11.30 Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session 1: Child poverty and educational environments
Parallel Session 2: Child poverty: Urban segregation and marginalisation
Parallel Session 3: Child poverty: Lessons from two cities Dortmund and Madrid 

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Fieldtrips
16:30 Return to the hotel
17:30 Drinks reception at the Leeds Art Gallery, Tiled Hall
19:30 Networking dinner at the Met Hotel Leeds

Friday 22nd November 2019:

08.30 Registration
09:15 Keynote: Two cities – one ambition 
Child friendly Leeds – Andy Lloyd & Sue Rumbold
High five Hoogeveen – Johanna Sellis & Gert Vos  

10.15 Plenary discussion / Q&A
10:30 Break. Tea & coffee
11:00 Parallel Sessions

Parallel Session 4: Child poverty and children’s agency
Parallel Session 5: Addressing child poverty in interdisciplinary ways
Parallel Session 6: Untitled (for now)

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Closing session: Panel discussion & comments from a rapporteur of the past two days
14.30 Optional afternoon networking tea