Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Think Tank 4: What does human rights have to say about care and dignity?

A knowledge exchange programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

Knowledge exchange on public policy in Scotland: Promoting best practice on equality and human rights in Scotland

Venue Park Inn Hotel, 2 Port Dundas Place Glasgow G2 3LD
Date Wednesday, 29th April 2009
Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

This was the fourth of our four think-tank events which aimed to bring together individuals involved in the field of equality and human rights representing the academic community, policymakers and the public, private and voluntary sectors. Four expert speakers with different perspectives on human rights gave short papers focusing on the work of the Scottish Commission for Human Rights, children and young people, older people and people with mental ill-health. Ample time for discussion between policy makers, practitioners and researchers was structured into the day. A briefing paper was circulated before the meeting, covering the legislative context. After the event, a publicly available briefing paper will be produced and widely circulated, contextualizing the discussion and summarizing the various inputs from speakers and participants.

Aims of the think tank:

  • to share knowledge on the topic of persistent inequalities in Scotland, involving a range of bodies including Scottish Government, local authorities, academics and third sector organisations
  • to reflect on current policy and to determine what information is required to advance reform to reduce inequalities
  • to reflect on the knowledge exchange process and draw lessons for future events
  • to produce a briefing with a ‘state of the art’ assessment of the current picture and key issues affecting Scotland