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AGM and seminar: what now for social security?

Some of the graduates from the Law Centre's Welfare Rights Advisers Programme with trainer David Mitchell and Assistant Director Jennifer Greenfield at 2014 AGM

Law Centre (NI) AGM and certificates presentation 28 January, followed by a seminar on the future of social security.

Update: listen to the speakers here.

Groundworks, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, from 10am to 1pm, followed by lunch.

As the timetable for welfare reform in Northern Ireland begins to unfold, now is a good time to reflect on how we can best scrutinise developments and help shape measures to mitigate the adverse impact on vulnerable groups in our society.

Speakers

Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group

Eileen Evason, Chair of the Joint Standards Committee and broadcaster

Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Dr Grainne McKeever, Reader in Law at the Ulster University and a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee

Alison Garnham will kick off the discussion with a talk on the future of social security.  Eileen Evason will explain her views and suggestions on what can still be done to protect the vulnerable in Northern Ireland. Les Allamby will discuss how social security can be scrutinised through a human rights lens. Finally, Grainne McKeever will describe the role of the advice sector in continuing to scrutinise and shape social security developments.

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The venue is fully accessible.

Agenda

10.00 – 10.50: Business AGM

10.50 – 11.20: Tea/coffee

Policy Seminar: What Now for Social Security?

11.20 – 11.40: What Now for Social Security? Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group

11.40 – 12.00: Protecting the Vulnerable in Northern Ireland, Professor Eileen Evason, Chair of Joint Standards Committee and broadcaster

12.00 – 12.10: Social Security through a Human Rights Lens, Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

12.10 – 12.20: Scrutinising Social Security Developments, Dr Grainne McKeever, Reader in Law, Ulster University and Member of the Social Security Advisory Committee

12.15 – 1.00:   Panel discussion, chaired by Ursula O’Hare, Law Centre (NI)

1.00:    Lunch

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