Law, policy and practice for children and young people: the role of social science research

Social Futures Institute Annual Conference: Call for papers

Friday 23 September 2011, Teesside University (Darlington Campus)

Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit for publication in a special edition of Contemporary Social Science – Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, to be published in 2012.

This conference will critically examine the relationship between social science research and the design and implementation of law and policy concerning children and young people. It aims to:

  • explore the relationships and tensions between these objectives in a multi-disciplinary forum
  • advance the role of social policy research within policy-making, practice and wider public debates

Keynote speaker: Professor Sir Albert Aynsley Green
Sir Albert was appointed as the first Children’s Commissioner for England in April 2005. Prior to this, his roles included National Clinical Director for Children and Chair of the Children’s Task Force at the Department of Health, as well as Nuffield Professor of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, University College London.

We welcome papers which highlight the interconnections or tension between social science research and young people’s lives within contexts including the family, education and the criminal justice system. Original papers from social and behavioural sciences and related disciplines are invited, including quantitative or qualitative studies, case studies, theoretical critiques, analysis of the law or critical reviews, dealing with any aspects of research, policy and practice related to children and young people.

For suggested topics and more conference details please click the ‘Further information’ button below.

Abstract submission
No more than 300 words
Deadline: 6 May
Submit to Dr Raymond Arthur by email only to r.arthur@tees.ac.uk

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