New speakers announced for The Big Debate
Wednesday 3 March 2010
CHILDREN 1ST today released details of further speakers for 'The Big Debate – Alcohol: changing people or policy?' which is to be held at Our Dynamic Earth on Monday 22 March.
Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice will provide an overview of The Alcohol etc (Scotland) Bill and Dr Richard Simpson, MSP Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health, Labour, will also speak. Anne Houston, Chief Executive, CHILDREN 1ST will give an overview of the findings from the research report, 'Untold Damage' jointly undertaken by ChildLine in Scotland and SHAAP as well as a snapshot of experiences from services including ParentLine Scotland.
Key findings from the Scottish Youth Commission on Alcohol will be presented by two youth commissioners and there will be input from Dr Jonathan Sher on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and Malcolm Schaffer, Head of Practice and Policy, SCRA.
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: Wednesday 3 March 2010