Looked After Children: Safeguarding Welfare-Fulfilling Aspirations
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Studio, Manchester
Carolyne Willow is the Founder Director of Article 39 charity, which fights for the rights of children living in institutional settings in England. After qualifying as a social worker in 1988, she started her career in child protection and also lectured in social policy and social work. Amid widespread revelations of abuse in residential care, Carolyne moved into specialist posts promoting and protecting the rights of children in care and care leavers. She ran the Children’s Rights Alliance for England between 2000 and 2012, leading the charity’s public policy advocacy and litigation around challenging the abuse of children in custody. Carolyne has worked closely with UN and Council of Europe human rights bodies. Her latest book – ‘Children behind bars. Why the abuse of child imprisonment must end’ – was published by Policy Press. Carolyne won the Social Worker of the Year (Championing Social Work Values) Gold Award in 2017.