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From Child Poverty to Child Well-being : Lessons from Research and Policy

Date:           Thursday, 26th April, 2012

Time:           9.15 am to 3.25 pm

Venue:         ESRI, Dublin 2


Ensuring that children reach their full potential and tackling child poverty and are key themes in the 

National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016 (NAPinclusion) and is also relevant to the

Europe 2020 Strategy. 


The Department of Social Protection along with the Economic and Social Research Institute, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Children’s Research Centre, TCD, are organising a national conference called From Child Poverty to Child Well-being:  Lessons from Research and Policy. The timing of the conference is pertinent given that the review of the National Poverty Target is currently being finalised under the auspices of the Department.  This review considers the need for child-specific targets/indicators especially in light of the higher risks of poverty for children. The policy relevance of the Conference is heightened given the recent developments at European level which include the forthcoming Recommendation on Child Poverty.

The conference will launch Understanding Childhood Deprivation in Ireland, a report on research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection from the ESRI.  This report draws upon analysis of the 2009 EU-SILC special module on child-specific deprivation to examine risk and protective factors. The conference will feature inputs from the ESRI research on Growing up in Ireland - the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland, and national and European policy experts on child poverty and well-being.  The programme will also examine innovative practice and programme evaluation. There will be a panel discussion with key stakeholders on the way forward. The opening address will be given by Joan Burton, TD, Minister for Social Protection. Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will give the Closing Address


The programme for the conference is available here.  To register for the seminar, use this booking form.


Please note the deadline for registrations is Thursday, 12th April 2012 at the latest.  Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Email any queries to:









Department of Social Protection, Gandon House, Amiens Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
An Roinn Coimirce Sóisialaí, Teach Gandon, Sráid Amiens, Baile Átha Cliath 1, Éire.


Tel: + 353 1 7043968 Fax: + 353 1 7043945

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