Child Well Being on the Agenda at Uwic Conference; ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Child Well Being on the Agenda at Uwic Conference; ADVERTISING FEATURE


THE Children's Commissioner for Wales is set to challenge society's attitude towards young people at a major conference hosted by the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (Uwic).

Keith Towler, right, will be speaking at the Child Well Being: Early Years to Adolescence conference on Friday April 24 at Uwic's Colchester Avenue Campus.

This multi-disciplinary conference brings together researchers, policy makers, practitioners and young people to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate regarding the health and well-being of children and adolescents from a range of perspectives - social, educational and health.

How do we work holistically with children and adolescents to promote health and well-being? "I am looking forward to giving conference delegates an insight into the life of a Children's Commissioner and to share with them information about children's rights," said Mr Towler, who recently appeared on a BBC Wales programme questioning What Are We Doing To Our Kids? "I also want to draw attention to some specific areas of work, including a project I'll be undertaking to undermine the hardening of attitudes towards children and young people." Other expert speakers throughout the day will delve into a range of subjects relating to the well-being of children and young people including nutrition and behaviour and emotional literacy.

Professor David Egan, who is director of Uwic's Centre for Applied Education Research, will be taking a session entitled Child Poverty, Wellbeing and Educational Attainment in Wales. …

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