The Big Debate - Alcohol:changing people or policy?
Thursday 4 February 2010
CHILDREN 1ST is holding a conference titled ‘The Big Debate – Alcohol: changing people or policy?’ on 22nd March 2010 in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.
This timely and influential conference will highlight the impact of alcohol on children and young people, and debate the policy changes and supports that are needed to bring positive change to their lives. In particular, it will examine whether policies to reduce overall alcohol consumption, such as minimum pricing, is the best approach to reducing the negative impact of alcohol upon children’s lives.
The conference will hear from experts across the UK covering topics such as the Government viewpoint; the industry view; addiction; foetal alcohol syndrome and the wider health perspective; children’s welfare and community safety; as well as hearing what children and young people say about what they want and need through research from ChildLine in Scotland and SHAAP and from the findings from the Scottish Youth Commission on Alcohol.
This will be a key opportunity for you to discuss and contribute to the future direction of work to protect and support children and young people affected by alcohol abuse.
This conference will be of interest to a wide range of professionals, including those from health, social care, education, police, youth justice, community safety, drugs and alcohol teams, voluntary sector, academics, industry experts and anyone with an interest in this area.
For more information, and to book tickets, please click here.
Last updated: Thursday 4 February 2010