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Child Welfare Inequalities Project: Latest News


There are a number of ways in which you can keep up to date with the latest news and developments of the project.

Follow us on twitter @CWIP_Research, join our stakeholders list by e-mailing Sophie Blackmore or dowload the latest issue of the CWIP Newsletter.

CWIP Newsletter - Issue 1

CWIP Newsletter - Issue 2

CWIP Newsletter - Issue 3


May 2016

On Thursday 26th May the Northern Ireland team held a seminar for key stakeholders to discuss the CWIP at Queens University Belfast. Stakeholders provided valuable suggestions for developing and disseminating the work in the short and longer term. 

Professor Paul Bywaters  gave a presentation entitled ‘Re-framing Child Maltreatment: From risk to inequality’ at the Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research as part of the ESW Open Seminar Series at Sussex University on Monday 16 May.

March 2016

Professor Paul Bywaters presented to staff at the Early Intervention Foundation. See his presentation 'Child Maltreatment, Inequality and Poverty'.

February 2016

Professor Kate Morris blogs - 'Understanding Social Work Care and Protection Decisions'

December 2015

Professor Paul Bywaters writes a special report for CareKnowledge - Children's Social Care Inequalities: A Surprising Research Finding.

November 2015

Professor Paul Bywaters presented to staff in Warwickshire County Council. His presentation entitled 'Is Child Protection an Inequalities Issue?’ was very well received.

Coventry University also hosted colleagues from Ghent University: Prof. Dr. Rudi Roose, Prof. Dr. Griet Roets and Dr. Lieve Bradt, whose primary areas of interest are in the areas of poverty, childhood and youth were very interested in the work of CWIP

September 2015

Welsh government policy based in part on CWIP Research - On the edge of care: A new deal for children and families in Wales?

August 2015

Dr Geraldine Brady and Nicola Standen attended the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015 in Prague in August. As part of the Sociology of Children and Childhood stream they presented a paper on the Coventry Study findings and introduced CWIP; ‘Repositioning understandings of inequalities in child welfare interventions’ (Brady, Bywaters, Sparks, Bos and Standen).

June 2015

Prof. Paul Bywaters delivered a seminar on the Coventry project and the Nuffield Project at the Scottish Graduate School Summer School on the 11th June. The Seminar was organised by the social work pathway of the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre and supported by the Social Work strand of the Administrative Data Research Centre.

Prof. Brid Featherstone delivered a presentation to the Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults Leaders Forum in Coventry on June 5th on the topic of community based projects that tackle the links between child maltreatment and social capital in communities.

April 2015

Professor Paul Bywaters and Professor Brid Featherstone presented at the European Social Work Research Association conference in Slovenia on 22nd - 24th April.


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