Addressing the educational underachievement of children in care

Karen Winter It is well known that across the UK and elsewhere children in care have poor educational outcomes in comparison with the child population as a whole. The figures for Northern Ireland indicate that children in care here have the lowest attainment scores in Maths and English. This seminar will present the findings of … Read more Addressing the educational underachievement of children in care

The life-course, age and intergenerational relations

Lynn Johnston Our planet’s changing age demographic has sparked economic debates relating to intergenerational equity and exchanges. This seminar focusses on the social aspects of intergenerational relationships and will present findings from a neighbourhood case study. At the local level, issues which impact on intergenerational relationships are presented around three themes: social exclusion, age discrimination … Read more The life-course, age and intergenerational relations

Supported and Substitute Decision Making under Mental Capacity Legislation: a review of the international evidence

Gavin Davidson The Mental Capacity (Health, Welfare and Finance) Bill for Northern Ireland is currently being drafted. The proposed law is a potentially progressive approach to providing a comprehensive legal framework for substitute decision making for people whose decision making is impaired. An important aspect of the law, policy and practice in this area is … Read more Supported and Substitute Decision Making under Mental Capacity Legislation: a review of the international evidence