Promoting Wellbeing for Children and Young People: The Challenge of Child Poverty
Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 2pm-4:30pm
NSW Parliament House
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Recent debates about the adequacy of parenting payments and issues of child welfare have highlighted just some of the challenges to enhancing children’s wellbeing. This forum will bring together the experience and insights of representatives from the social service and child welfare sectors, along with representatives of children and young people, to discuss the crucial issues of enhancing wellbeing and eliminating poverty for children and young people. Members of the public as well as stakeholders from other organisations are invited to attend and to participate in the discussion about the causes and impacts of child and youth poverty, and the way forward in improving social and economic circumstances for our children and young people.
With special guest Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and spokesperson for Social Equity (http://www.greens.org.nz/endchildpoverty)
Panel of speakers and discussants includes:
- Alison Peters, Director, Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS)
- Andrew McCallum, CEO, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA)
- Vicki Curran, Wollongong City Councillor and social justice advocate
- Madeleine Read, CREATE Foundation
- Chris, a young person in care
Hosted by Jan Barham, Greens MLC and spokesperson on Family and Community Services
RSVP to Jan Barham’s office, firstname.lastname@example.org, (02) 9230 2603.