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EVENT: Learning from research with and about children & young people in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the UK

Friday 28th April 2017, 12:30 – 17:00

MediaCityUK, University of Salford

Despite recent political and policy initiatives that have been designed to enable local and national opportunities for positive social action and change, members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities continue to face challenges relating to racism, forced assimilation and racial harassment. They continue to experience poorer life outcomes compared to the majority of society, with socio-economic deprivation being clearly related to the discrimination that is so frequently experienced and reported (University of Salford, 2017).

This event, chaired by Dr Joanne Westwood, is part of the University of Salford’s Making Research Count initiative. It is intended to provide delegates with ideas and opportunities to achieve lasting and sustainable change. Co-delivered with members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community, practitioners and academics, this event will provide opportunities to:

  1. Learn about the diversity within Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  2. Explore the value added in positive participatory social action
  3. Embrace opportunities to improve policy and practice with creative innovations in matters related to inclusion and social justice
  4. Share innovations and UK developments in safeguarding and child protection
  5. Establish opportunities for lasting change and improved outcomes

This event will be of interest to all who are committed to working to support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and young people in the UK.

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