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Post Category: Child and Family Studies

Below is a list of all posts in the category Child and Family Studies.

Farewell and Future Seminar

Friday, 28 February 2014

This post was written by Doug Martin, the former Deputy Programme Manager on the Child and Family Studies programme.
I will shortly be leaving my role here at the Lifelong Learning Centre to move onto a new piece of work. Prior to leaving, I have been involved in organising one of our latest seminar series, taking place on Thursday 13 March. Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence in Leeds: Vulnerability, Risk and New Directions will...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Seminar Series

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Staying in front of developments: Child and Family Studies

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Family Support Students
Our Child and Family Studies programme management and teaching team believe passionately that the curriculum of all our Child and Family courses must be constantly updated to remain relevant and have high currency in the context of the changing nature of the workforce. This approach reflects our core programme themes which include research-led teaching, employability, ethics and responsibility and directly links to our approach to teaching which merges professional practice, policy, theory and research. The Child and Families Studies team are engaged in a whole range of activities that support this constantly changing approach to course...

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Reflections on being a student rep

Friday, 02 August 2013

Students in lecture
This is a guest post from Lucy Harrison, a student on the Foundation Degree in Child and Family Studies.
This time last year I was considering starting a new chapter in my life by applying to study at the University of Leeds as a mature student. Although this is the most ambitious idea I have carried out, I have never been so confident that this was the right decision for me. Not only has my outlook on life completely changed, I know that all the openings I need to accomplish my...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Student Voices

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Developments in good practice for supporting children, families and communities

Monday, 10 June 2013

I recently attended a seminar at Newcastle University about good practice developments in supporting children, families and communities. The event was led by Professor Liz Todd from the University’s Research Centre of Learning and Teaching. Even though the centre is based in the School of Education, it engages in a much broader agenda concerning the welfare of children, young people, families and communities than ‘classroom practice’. Leaders from schools and children and young people’s services in the north east of England attended and discussed how schools were working together in partnership with broader services to improve...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Research

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Research into schools and children’s services

Monday, 03 June 2013

Further to my recent blogs looking at my research into children, young people’s and family services and schools (on the Professional Gaze and Learning Journeys), I was privileged recently to interview Baroness Beverley Hughes. Prior to her current role as opposition spokesperson in the House of Lords on matters concerning children’s services and schools, Baroness Hughes was Minister for Children and Families from 2005 to 2009. In this role she led the development of radical policies...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Research

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