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Public policy seminar

(29 September 2017)

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 11 October, in the Senate Suite, Durham Castle between 12pm and 2pm (including lunch) and will be led by Naomi Eisenstadt, Vice Chair of the Poverty Commission for Scotland and most recently Independent Adviser to the Scottish Government on Poverty and Inequality, who will discuss her work with the Scottish Government on the Life Chances of Young People. There are limited places available for this seminar, therefore if you are interested please sign up here.

Naomi became the first director of the Sure Start Unit in 1999. Starting out in the civil service with responsibility for Sure Start local programmes, her portfolio grew over seven years to include early education, childcare, parenting policy, and extended schools. She then spent one year as the Secretary of State’s Chief Adviser on Children’s Services. Her last three years before leaving the civil service were as Director of the Social Exclusion Task Force. A more detailed biography is here