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Date: Wednesday 13 May, 2020
Time: 1.45-5.15pm 
Venue: Conference Centre, Bramber House
Keynote Speaker: Sir Al Aynsley Green, the first Children’s Commissioner for England (2005-09)  

This event, facilitated by Professor Saul Becker and Citizens UK, Brighton, is hosted by CIRCY and the Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR) in conjunction with the Sussex Student Union.

It provides a unique and important opportunity to focus on ‘action-centred’ conversations and planning about children’s lives today with an overall event objective of developing a bespoke action plan for child-focused work in Brighton and the surrounding area.

Alongside a national overview of the state of children’s lives in the 21st Century, the event will involve action-focused engagement activities to identify and implement co-constructed and co-produced local events which will seek to enhance children’s wellbeing and promote children’s voices on and views about their own lives.  


Past events


Date: Wednesday 30 October, 2019
Time: 12-2pm 
Venue: Room 217, Arts B
Speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell, Reader, English & Jo Moran-Ellis, Professor of Sociology, both University of Sussex


Date: Monday 25 November, 2019
Time: 3.30-4.45pm 
Venue: Room 252, Bramber House  

Chaired by Michelle Lefevre, CIRCY Dirctor