Events

This cross-center “Thinking Aloud / Thinking Allowed” workshop is conceived as an informal space to meet new colleagues, share research ideas, discuss raw empirical data, brainstorm on future research projects and present “unfinished” work in the broader field of education, childhood and youth studies. A few colleagues will be giving 10′ presentations of a research…
The ICY Reading Group “Current Debates on Inclusion, Childhood, and Youth” is meeting regularly over lunchtime in the next few months.  These are informal “bring your own lunch” sessions. ​ Please let us know if you would like to attend through our contact details above so that we can monitor numbers and send you further…

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Date: 4:00pm. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Location: Room G.18, School of Education, Hillary Place, University of Leeds The current restructuring of educational and labour market arrangements create new inequalities, and new dilemmas, for young people. In this context, what roles do parents play in supporting their teenage children as they approach early adulthood? Professor Sarah Irwin offers an analysis of data generated across three rounds of interviews with parents, from 2008 – 2014, and explore how they support their children, and seek to guide them in decisions about education, training and employment.
Prof. Michael Thomson (School of Law, University of Leeds) Abstract The Children Act 1989 sets out that the welfare of the child must be the paramount consideration in any decision made with regard to the upbringing of a child. This ‘best interests standard’ has become a core principle of welfare law. At the same time,…
Dr. Cathy Brennan (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds) Abstract Conservative estimates suggest there are 175,000 children and young people in the UK with caring responsibilities for a dependent relative. The level and type of care varies between families but up to 20% may be caring for 20 hours or more a week…