AGM and seminar: what now for social security?
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.
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.
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)