Piecing together the Jigsaw: Common Weal and Edinburgh University childhood project

‘Piecing together the Jigsaw: Connecting the politics of childhood poverty, education and welfare’ will start with a Policy Lab looking at the specific ways in which poverty affects children and young people

THE link between poverty and underachievement is undeniable but there is still limited agreement on why they are related. The Scottish Government are pursuing with great urgency a strategy to remedy the situation, but risks repeating the mistakes of education systems in England and the USA where frequent testing has not helped overcome disadvantage. There is clearly a need to extend discussion of this complex and intractable problem.

In response to this challenging situation, and in the belief that good policy needs to be built on widespread discussion and democratic participation of all relevant parties, Common Weal and the University of Edinburgh are inviting you to take part in ‘Piecing Together the Jigsaw’, a series of Policy Labs followed by a conference to present the findings. The first session will take place in September 2016 on the question How does poverty affect children and young people?

Our plans are for three Policy Labs, each lasting three hours, leading to a whole-day Conference.  The events will seek to bring together professionals, parents, policy makers, politicians, service providers and young people to better connect research and thinking.  They will seek to bridge across the silos and cul-de-sacs of policy, research and practice to generate consensus on how we go forward.  One major concern is to examine whether current policies and initiatives concerning school attainment, care, early years, early intervention, additional support for learning and ‘wellbeing’ merely act as sticking plasters for much deeper and entrenched inequalities. 

The aim is to bring together all those with an interest in forming a deeper understanding of the lives of children and young people growing up in poverty, its impact on education, and the contradictory nature of responses including the Attainment Challenge. The policy labs and concluding conference are designed to enhance participatory policy formation and enactment, and create a sound consensus for future developments.

The various meetings, the blogs posted in preparation, and summaries of the discussions, will form the basis for online and print publications.

Draft schedule

21 September: How does poverty affect children and young people?

This session will highlight the way poverty is experienced, including the voices of young people. It will look at the the curtailment of opportunities and experiences and the impact of child poverty on identity, health, learning and self-esteem.

(Blog posts in preparation for this discussion: deadline 14 Sept)

25 November: How do we understand the impact of poverty on learning and achievement?

This session will look at competing explanations of underachievement. It will challenge theories which point fingers of blame at parents, neighbourhoods, teachers and young people themselves. It will open a discussion of which features of schooling in Scotland are helpful in enhancing young people’s development, and which aspects might be exacerbating and reproducing the problem.

(Blog posts: deadline 18 Oct)

3 February: Examining the jigsaw of policies and initiatives.

This session will take a look at key policies designed to assist disadvantaged young people and improve their learning, qualifications and opportunities. It will examine recent and current policies including early years, community schools, literacy hubs, ASL, GIRFEC and the new Scottish Attainment Challenge. Questions will be raised about whether these responses are coherent or contradictory, and whether they get to the heart of the problems. (Blog posts: 4 Jan)

We would welcome your involvement in this project. The CommonSpace Policy channel will be opening itself up to contributions preceding and in the aftermath of each Policy Lab. If you would like to get involved in this project, please email ben@common.scot, To register for the first policy lab on 21 September, email ben@common.scot for an invitation.

Comments

MIRABEL

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:15

Hi everyone!
I'm so excited share this testimony here about how i got my ex boyfriend back after a break up. I'm Mirabel 21 yr old from England, my boyfriend of a 4yr just broke up with me and am 30 weeks pregnant.I have cried my self to sleep most of the nights and don’t seem to concentrate during lectures sometimes I stay awake almost all night thinking about him and start to cry all over again.Because of this I end up not having energy for my next day’s classes ,my attendance has dropped and am always in uni and on time.Generally he is a very nice guy ,he ended it because he said we were arguing a lot and not getting along.He is right we’ve been arguing during the pregnancy a lot .After the break up I kept ringing him and telling him I will change.I am in love with this guy and he is the best guy I have ever been with.I’m still hurt and in disbelief when he said he didn’t have any romantic feelings towards me anymore that hurt me faster than a lethal syringe.He texts me now and then mainly to check up on how am doing with the pregnancy,he is supportive with it but it’s not fair on me, him texting me as I just want to grieve the pain and not have any stress due to the pregnancy.i was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Purity can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my bf came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my bf are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Purity . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you.This is his E-mail: Purityhomesolution@gmail.com or Add him up on Whats-app: +2348160153829

Peggy Jane

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:46

Hello my name is PEGGY JANE i want to share my testimony on how i married for the pass 5 years without even conceiving a baby and i have done all the medical check up and the doctors said am okay yet i was still unable to conceive until one faithful day i was on the internet doing some research and i saw a testimony share by someone on how a man call Dr OBILUJESU help her to conceive a baby after casting a pregnancy spell for her and i have no option than to also contact this man on this same email which is drobilujesuspellcaster@yahoo.com or drobilujesuspellcaster@gmail.com and to my greatest surprise after he has cast the spell for me and he told me to have sex with my husband and i did as he instructed me and to God be the glory at the end of the month i miss my period and i want for hospital for check up again and the doctor said am two weeks pregnant and i was so surprise and all this all came through with the help of Dr OBILUJESU once again contact him drobilujesuspellcaster@gmail.com or drobilujesuspellcaster@yahoo.com or you can contact him through his website: http://drobilujesuspellca.wixsite.com/drobilujesu
or call him through his mobile number +2348143481000 for your help because he just save my marriage and i know many of you are out there with the same problem don't hesitate to contact him now.

Peggy Jane

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:46

Hello my name is PEGGY JANE i want to share my testimony on how i married for the pass 5 years without even conceiving a baby and i have done all the medical check up and the doctors said am okay yet i was still unable to conceive until one faithful day i was on the internet doing some research and i saw a testimony share by someone on how a man call Dr OBILUJESU help her to conceive a baby after casting a pregnancy spell for her and i have no option than to also contact this man on this same email which is drobilujesuspellcaster@yahoo.com or drobilujesuspellcaster@gmail.com and to my greatest surprise after he has cast the spell for me and he told me to have sex with my husband and i did as he instructed me and to God be the glory at the end of the month i miss my period and i want for hospital for check up again and the doctor said am two weeks pregnant and i was so surprise and all this all came through with the help of Dr OBILUJESU once again contact him drobilujesuspellcaster@gmail.com or drobilujesuspellcaster@yahoo.com or you can contact him through his website: http://drobilujesuspellca.wixsite.com/drobilujesu
or call him through his mobile number +2348143481000 for your help because he just save my marriage and i know many of you are out there with the same problem don't hesitate to contact him now.

Peggy Jane

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:47

Hello my name is PEGGY JANE i want to share my testimony on how i married for the pass 5 years without even conceiving a baby and i have done all the medical check up and the doctors said am okay yet i was still unable to conceive until one faithful day i was on the internet doing some research and i saw a testimony share by someone on how a man call Dr OBILUJESU help her to conceive a baby after casting a pregnancy spell for her and i have no option than to also contact this man on this same email which is drobilujesuspellcaster@yahoo.com or drobilujesuspellcaster@gmail.com and to my greatest surprise after he has cast the spell for me and he told me to have sex with my husband and i did as he instructed me and to God be the glory at the end of the month i miss my period and i want for hospital for check up again and the doctor said am two weeks pregnant and i was so surprise and all this all came through with the help of Dr OBILUJESU once again contact him drobilujesuspellcaster@gmail.com or drobilujesuspellcaster@yahoo.com or you can contact him through his website: http://drobilujesuspellca.wixsite.com/drobilujesu
or call him through his mobile number +2348143481000 for your help because he just save my marriage and i know many of you are out there with the same problem don't hesitate to contact him now.

DwunicaJulia

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 16:58

my name is Dwunica Julia. my life is full of joy because Dr OTOIDE asked me to be happy What happened to me is not what i can keep only to myself but to also tell the world so that those that were once like me will get there love ones back and been happy once again. I and my lover had some issues which leads to our break up since after then my life has never been the same i tried all method to get Him back but they were just waste of effort and waste of time. But one day during my search on the Internet i came across someone testimony about Dr OTOIDE helped him to get his lover back so i contacted His email:drotoidesolutiontemple@gmail.com and to my greatest surprise Dr OTOIDE was able to bring back my lover within 23hours. With the great thing that happened in my life i decided to tell the whole world about this great man called Dr OTOIDE. For those in need of anything he told me that in his temple there is know impossibility now i believe him so much friends if you need help kindly contact him via email:mail:drotoidesolutiontemple@gmail.com or call him through his mobile number:+2347089081873 or contact him directly through his website:https://drotoidesolutionte.wixsite.com/dr-otoide

moses paul

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:06

While all of this may sound discouraging, many researchers are optimistic about soon releasing a vaccine against HIV. As a virus, HIV has a coat of proteins around its genetic material, and the human immune system may be able to generate a defense against the virus through exposure to some of those viral proteins before it actually encounters the real thing. Currently, clinical testing is underway using some viral proteins to see if they actually work in vaccinating people against HIV disease, still on i heard about it on media when a young lady also gave her testimony about this same Dr, well left with no hope i message Dr ALAHO telling him all my problem, he told me what we where going to do, that he was going to send me a portion which i am going to take, and after which i took this herb portion he sent to me, he told me to go back to the hospital for check up and after i have done that i should come and tell him the good news result, at first when i saw the message i was so shock and still did not believed i will be cured, well friend to make my story short i am HIV positive, I saw a blog on how Dr ALAHO cured people, i did not believe but i just decided to give him a try, I contacted him and also got my healing, i am so happy. If you have any problem or you are also infected with any disease, contact him now with his Email: (alahoremedyhome@gmail.com) or call or whatsapp him on +2347064370626, friends Dr ALAHO can help you solve any problem HIV; HERPES; ZIKA; CANCER; contact him now

moses paul

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:06

his comment i moses paul placing is not like
the day by day advert you read online before!! Its a
comment that you must read to avoid been ripped
off and know the real spell caster on earth God
sent to change and turn lives around without any
harm / side effect. I am so over joyful as my
mouth can not start to say all that really happened,
It happened when i saw dr alaho advert online
talking about been the best when there are so
many spell casters online that i have used that has
failed me.I spent almost close to $8000 dollars
online for those spell casters that ripped me off my
money without any result. But when i saw Dr alaho
advert online saying that there is no spell caster
like him and so many other testimonies about him
from various people and from various countries in
the world were it was written that dr alaho herbal
center is the best that there is non to be compared
to his cure, Already i have personally take a
decision never to apply to any herbal doctor online
again after loosing such amount of funds on line to
those scammers.But i don't really know what drew
my spirit / attention to that advert online that
faithful afternoon, { I call it a faithful afternoon
because all i desire was granted to me} There was
an email at the end of his advert and on the good
comment from the FBI and various people about
him, I decided to send him an email telling him
my problem about my HIV virus, money that i have
lost to scammers and also having problems with
the love of my life that i want to get married to.
After some few minutes i received an email from
him that contain the spell application form that i
filled out and he told me that to get my HIV cure
that i will have to get some items that i could not
get here when i went in-search for it. He said if i
can not get the items, That is going to cost me an
amount of just $390 dollars for my kind of case
that i told him about which i doubted to be
another scam online, As i have read so many tips
online that money should not be sent to someone
you do not know via western union / money gram
payment information's. And Dr alaho insisted that i
will be sending money to his messenger via this
wire means. I was so skeptical because i was
scammed in such a way of $8000 dollars
before,But this same spirits that attracted me to
his advert told me inside again that this herbal
cure is real and noting but real that i should go
ahead and send him the amount since i know that
there is no how i can get the items that he told me
that will be needed for my HIV
I sent him the
charges through his messenger to please help me
get the item with the money to get my HIV cure.He
promised me that in the next 2 weeks that i will
start to see results after the spell has been casted
to cure my HIV virus and others. I could not
believe this because i have really been scammed
and ripped off too many times for me to just
believe till it works. To be sincere i almost faint as
i was filled with so much excitement and
happiness after 2 weeks when i went for check up i
was now HIV negative . Then in the next 2 days the
FBI called to tell me that they have been able to
get the scammer that is with my money. I am so
proud and happy to spread the good-news about
this man because he surprised me in his wonderful
and powerfully work that restored back my life.
One thing that i also loved about this man is that
he is understandable and he reduce or negotiate
how much you can get for the work you want him
to help you with. You want to meet with this
great,most powerful herbal doctor that is 100%
tested and trusted,Just send your emails to this
email alahoremedyhome@gmail.com or whataspp
or call him on +2347064370626 rewrite this email
in the standard email format to use as you will get
help from him without any disappointment. he is
also special in this *HERPES (with a very low cd4
count) HEPATITIS B *HERPES,HPV GENTAL WART, ZIKA **ASTHMA,HERPES,
*EPILEPSY, *CANCER, LASSA FEVER
*STAPHYLOCOCCUS…

moses paul

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:06

his comment i moses paul placing is not like
the day by day advert you read online before!! Its a
comment that you must read to avoid been ripped
off and know the real spell caster on earth God
sent to change and turn lives around without any
harm / side effect. I am so over joyful as my
mouth can not start to say all that really happened,
It happened when i saw dr alaho advert online
talking about been the best when there are so
many spell casters online that i have used that has
failed me.I spent almost close to $8000 dollars
online for those spell casters that ripped me off my
money without any result. But when i saw Dr alaho
advert online saying that there is no spell caster
like him and so many other testimonies about him
from various people and from various countries in
the world were it was written that dr alaho herbal
center is the best that there is non to be compared
to his cure, Already i have personally take a
decision never to apply to any herbal doctor online
again after loosing such amount of funds on line to
those scammers.But i don't really know what drew
my spirit / attention to that advert online that
faithful afternoon, { I call it a faithful afternoon
because all i desire was granted to me} There was
an email at the end of his advert and on the good
comment from the FBI and various people about
him, I decided to send him an email telling him
my problem about my HIV virus, money that i have
lost to scammers and also having problems with
the love of my life that i want to get married to.
After some few minutes i received an email from
him that contain the spell application form that i
filled out and he told me that to get my HIV cure
that i will have to get some items that i could not
get here when i went in-search for it. He said if i
can not get the items, That is going to cost me an
amount of just $390 dollars for my kind of case
that i told him about which i doubted to be
another scam online, As i have read so many tips
online that money should not be sent to someone
you do not know via western union / money gram
payment information's. And Dr alaho insisted that i
will be sending money to his messenger via this
wire means. I was so skeptical because i was
scammed in such a way of $8000 dollars
before,But this same spirits that attracted me to
his advert told me inside again that this herbal
cure is real and noting but real that i should go
ahead and send him the amount since i know that
there is no how i can get the items that he told me
that will be needed for my HIV
I sent him the
charges through his messenger to please help me
get the item with the money to get my HIV cure.He
promised me that in the next 2 weeks that i will
start to see results after the spell has been casted
to cure my HIV virus and others. I could not
believe this because i have really been scammed
and ripped off too many times for me to just
believe till it works. To be sincere i almost faint as
i was filled with so much excitement and
happiness after 2 weeks when i went for check up i
was now HIV negative . Then in the next 2 days the
FBI called to tell me that they have been able to
get the scammer that is with my money. I am so
proud and happy to spread the good-news about
this man because he surprised me in his wonderful
and powerfully work that restored back my life.
One thing that i also loved about this man is that
he is understandable and he reduce or negotiate
how much you can get for the work you want him
to help you with. You want to meet with this
great,most powerful herbal doctor that is 100%
tested and trusted,Just send your emails to this
email alahoremedyhome@gmail.com or whataspp
or call him on +2347064370626 rewrite this email
in the standard email format to use as you will get
help from him without any disappointment. he is
also special in this *HERPES (with a very low cd4
count) HEPATITIS B *HERPES,HPV GENTAL WART, ZIKA **ASTHMA,HERPES,
*EPILEPSY, *CANCER, LASSA FEVER
*STAPHYLOCOCCUS….........

kassem micheal

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 19:40

This is real take it serious, who will believe that herbs can cure seven years HERPES in my body, i never believe that this will work i have spend a lot when getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, what i was waiting for is death because i was broke, one day i hard about this great man who is well know of Herpes and cancer cure, i decided to email him, unknowingly to me that this will be the end of the HERPES disease in my body, he prepare the herbal medicine for me, and give me instruction on how to take it, at the end of the two week, he told me to go to the hospital for a check up, and i went, surprisingly after the test the doctor confirm me negative, i thought it was a joke, i went to another hospital was also negative, then i took my friend who was also herpes positive to the Dr SEBI , after the treatment she was also confirm negative . He also have the herb to cure cancer and HIV virus please i want every one with this virus to be free, that is why am dropping his email address, drsebispelltemple@gmail.com do email him he is a great man. the government is also interested in this dr SEBI , thank you for saving my life, and I promise I will always testify
for your good work. contact him and also whatsapp him on +2348153863900 DOCTOR SEBI CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:- 1. HIV/AIDS 2. HERPES 3. CANCER 4. ALS 5. Hepatitis B 6. Diabetes 7.EX BACK 8.PARKINSON
DISEASE 9. ZIKA VIRUS, SEE MORE AT :http://drsebispelltemple.wixsite.com/spelltemple

ronsam

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:45

Hey are you crying that your wife has left you and the kids for another man, you don't have to cry anymore because i was in the same position till i heard about Dr KEN how he has help so many people in their relationship today i can boldly recommend Dr,KEN to anyone who need help. He did not fail me i also believe he can not fail you too. you are indeed a miracle worker.I have tried so many spell casters and psychic after my lover left me. Dr KEN was the only spell caster who could help me..For sure this is really a prosperity temple where you can get back your ex lover. Dr KEN cast a love spell and my wife changed for good, he made her a better woman and distanced all his secret lovers. I am happy to have a united family, it couldn't be possible without the effort of Dr KEN. My wife is back with full of love and sincerity. Make contact with Dr KEN for relationship help Email him at: drkenlovespell@gmail.com or call him on +1 903-848-5301. and share a wonderful testimony just like me.

happiness joe

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 19:36

Am really happy that i and my husband are cured of (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) with the herbal medicine of Dr Agbebaku , i have been suffering from this disease for the past 3 years without solution until i came across his email of this doctor who have cure so many people with hiAs herbal medicine, i also choose to give him a chance to help me and my husband, he told me what to do and i kindly did it, and he gave us his herbal medicine and direct me on how to use it, i also follows his instruction for use and he ask us to go for a check up after 3 weeks and which i did, to my greatest surprise our result came out as negative, we are really happy that there is someone like this DR Agbebaku who is ready to help anytime any day. to all the readers and viewers that is doubting this testimony stop doubting it and contact this Dr and see if he will not actually help you. i am not a stupid woman that i will come out to the public and start saying what someone have not done for me .contact him now if you are also in need of help via email dragbebakuspellsolutiontemple@gmail.com or dragbebakuherbalhome@yahoo.com call or text him on +13157951518 may bless you sir for all your good works. contact dr Agbebaku today for your following diseases below HIV/AIDS DIABETES HPV PENIS ENLARGEMENT BRAIN TOMOUR, see more at;https://dragbebakuherbalho.wixsite.com/solutioncenter

delaney

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:38

Hello every one out there, I am here to give my testimony about a herbalist doctor who helped me in my life. I was infected with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in 2010, i went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that my body can be okay. One day I was in the river side thinking where I can go to get solution. so a lady walked to me telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to her telling her my problem, she told me that she can help me out, she introduce me to a doctor who uses herbal medication to cure HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS and gave me his email, so i mail him. He told me all the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take, which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after two weeks the HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS that was in my body got vanished . so if you are also heart broken and also need a help, you can also email him at: drozallaspellhome@outlook.com or contact me via email:williamdelaney15@gmail.com for more information about his cure

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