“Made in Northern Ireland”
sharing our innovations in research policy and practice
The theme of the day will be innovation and how it affects research policy and practice. The event will showcase NI research findings with academic and practitioner partnerships; research methods, technological innovation and process of using innovation in research.
This is no ordinary conference, we have a lively and engaging format lined up which includes debate, audience participation and vibrant discussions on contemporary issues relevant to all of us working with children and young people. Key subject areas this year include:
Adolescent Mental Health
Looked After Children
We are also delighted to confirm IRISS, The Institute for Social Services in Scotland as keynote speakers.
IRISS are an internationally recognised organisation renowned for its effective use of knowledge and research based innovation. They are dedicated to enhancing the capacity and capability of the social services workforce to access and make use of research for innovation and improvement.
Austin Treacy, Governor of Hydebank Wood Prison and Young Offenders Centre has agreed to be our second keynote speaker! Austin has brought an innovative approach to youth justice and is committed to building partnerships across the justice and community sectors.
We currently our in the process of putting the finishing touches to the final programme and will be sending it out shortly.
This is s must go event for all practitioners, policy makers, academics, commissioners and researchers from all sectors whose remit covers children and young people’s lives.
Everyone is welcome! Just to remind you it’s:
Wednesday 19th November 2014
The Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim
We have already been overwhelmed with interest for the event so early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
To register your interest, please contact Caroline O’Hare
Telephone: 028 90975922