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Book your place now for Child Poverty in Western Cities

Registration is now open for the Child Poverty in Western Cities seminar in Leeds in November.

This is an opportunity for you to join fellow children’s rights experts and policymakers for this important event looking at ways of identifying and tackling child poverty in western cities.

It’s the latest dedicated children’s rights event being organised by the Child in the City Foundation, this time in partnership with the City of Leeds. Child poverty has many faces and affects children’s development in many ways, so this seminar will look to build on our knowledge of poverty in childhood and use established best practice and innovative policies to find solutions.

Tackling underlying causes

The two-day programme will see keynote speakers and interactive sessions will present theories and definitions of child poverty, how it affects children and their families, and how multidisciplinary working can tackle some of the underlying causes. Within the seminar’s overall theme, these sub-themes will be explored.

  • Child poverty and children’s agencies
  • Child poverty and educational environments
  • Child poverty: Urban segregation and marginalisation
  • Addressing child poverty in multidisciplinary ways
  • Child poverty: Lessons from Dortmund and Madrid.

Best practice

Five keynote speakers and around 15 parallel session speakers, including child health professionals, academics, researchers and play workers, will share their knowledge and research on child-friendly cities and urban sustainability from all over the world. Delegates will also be able to go on field trips to see examples of best practice in the region.

Child Poverty in Western Cities – part of the wider Child in the City World Conference series – is being held at the Met Hotel Leeds from 21-22 November. Anyone booking their place before 21 October can take advantage of the early bird rate.

Visit the dedicated event website for more details of how to book. You can also email Marieke Bouman, Event Manager, at 

Author: Simon Weedy

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