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As part of Child Rights Week/Child Right Fortnight, run in conjunction with nurseries and primary schools in Birmingham, funding has been received from Midlands 4 Cities DTP to hold a conference in association with the Children and Childhood Network (CCN) at the University of Birmingham.
This year, Child Rights Week/Child Right Fortnight with nursery and primary schools focussed on the right to play, as set out in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The conference will therefore be focussed on various themes surrounding 'play' in childhood, and will likely take place in SPRING 2020A call for papers will be issued in the Autumn Term of 2019.


We are issuing a call for COMMITTEE MEMBERS to take the conference forward from planning through to delivery. 


You would be working alongside other PGRs and academic Directors from the Children and Childhood Network at the University of Birmingham. We would love it if all M4C Universities are represented; it is planned that Child Rights Week/Child Right Fortnight will be taken over in 2021 by PGRs from other universities in the M4C cohort. For more information about the project, please visit
If you are interested in being part of the Play Conference committee, please email Jeannette Rodgers ( later than the 30TH JUNE 2019.


Once we have a list of committee members, we will organise our first planning meeting and assign roles. If you would like to be involved in a particular way or in a particular role, please also include this in your email for our consideration. If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining the committee, please let them know.
We look forward to seeing you on the committee!