Breakfast Briefing: The Conceptualisation of Children and Young People – Presented by Alasdair Roy

Date(s) - Nov 29 2016
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Griffith Hall, 55 Stuart St, Canberra ACT, 2603

The way adults conceptualise children and young people has a significant impact on the policies, procedures and legislation adults create to support and control children and young people. It also determines the nature and quality of adult interactions with children and young people. Despite gains over the last few years, most adults continue to see children and young people as incapable of, or unqualified to, make decisions about their own lives. Alasdair will explore this inherent power imbalance, and the impact it has on the lives of children and young people.

Between 2008 and 2016, Alasdair was the Children & Young People Commissioner within the ACT Human Rights Commission. In 2016, Alasdair was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to children and young people through advocacy roles.


Bookings are closed for this event.