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The reality of caring for vulnerable children

Watch John Paul Fitzpatrick as he talks about the effect of poverty, options for vulnerable children and what factors would bring about true change.

This talk is presented by guest speaker, John Paul Fitzpatrick.

John Paul is an Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Social Work and Social Policy, at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and Director of TeachMindset Ltd.

In this talk we consider the impact of poverty on the lives of children and their families and the direct correlation between poverty and vulnerability. Whilst this is a global phenomenon, with cuts to social services budgets being evident in many settings, particular examples are drawn from Scotland and Glasgow. The impact of these cuts on services are considered and suggestions made as to how a more long-term, community development based approach is required to tackle effectively some of the ongoing issues faced by vulnerable children and their families.

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Caring for Vulnerable Children

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