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Tackling school sports injury Royal Society of Medicine

We would be very interested to know of anyone researching children’s and young people’s views and experiences of sport and of sports-related injuries, and adults’ perceptions of these topics.

The attached file gives details of an open conference at the Royal Society of Medicine London on 14th September Tackling school sports injury (6 CPD points)

Book your place here: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/EPF04

Registration is now open for this highly-anticipated meeting which will examine the latest research on childhood injury resulting from sport participation.

You will hear a leading panel of interdisciplinary specialists examine governmental policy, socio-cultural aspects and injury surveillance and prevention strategies. You also have the chance to join in with a debate on children’s autonomy and choice in competitive or alternative sports.

If you are working in these areas in any discipline, we hope you will contact us to tell us about your research.

Professor Priscilla Alderson UCL Institute of Education p.alderson@ioe.ac.uk

Professor Allyson Pollock Queen Mary University London allyson.pollock@GMAIL.COM

Workshop at King’s College London: Children’s benefit or burden?

Children’s benefit or burden?

A workshop about how young people have been used to promote ideas of the future and why this matters today

3 September 2015, King’s College London
NGOs, academics, museum professionals and policy makers working with, on and for children are invited to explore how and why children were mobilised and represented in the past – and what lessons this history offers us today. 
 

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Conference: young people affected by sexual violence as change-makers in prevention efforts

Cumberland Lodge – ‘Young people affected by sexual violence as change-makers in prevention efforts’ a one day international colloquium on participatory practice and the ethical challenges it presents

Monday 28th September 2015, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK

This unique, inter-disciplinary conference will bring together leading children’s rights advocates, researchers and practitioners to explore the benefits, opportunities and risks of participatory working with young people affected by sexual violence.

Confirmed speakers include: International Child Rights Advocate Gerison Lansdown; leading academics, Professor Jenny Pearce OBE and Dr Kristine Hickle; and expert practitioners from PhotoVoice (UK), ECPAT International (Thailand) and Stichting Alexander (Netherlands).

This inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary event will provide an interactive space for discussions on creative and therapeutic tools for effective practice; ethical dilemmas and legal implications of participatory work; and the opportunities and challenges that social media presents for involving more young people in prevention efforts.

£45 registration fee including lunch and dinner, limited spaces available. Please register here: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/Programme/Forthcoming+events/Participation+for+Prevention

Email: participationforprevention@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk for further details.

Conference – The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces

The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces

9th-10th September 2015

The University of Northampton, UK

A draft programme for the conference can be found here: http://institute-of-health-and-wellbeing.org.uk/events/call-for-papers-the-great-outdoors-children-young-people-and-families-in-natural-and-rural-spaces, along with details of how to register.

 

Research Seminar – Journal of Playwork Practice

Wrexham, Wales
November 2015

The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in playwork practice, and we welcome academics from any discipline as well as students and practitioners of playwork. This year’s theme is research and adventure playgrounds and places are free but limited – please book early here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-and-the-birth-of-playwork-practice-tickets-17512106181?aff=es2 Continue reading Research Seminar – Journal of Playwork Practice