Children & young people network meeting

Philanthropy and the state: what is our role as foundations in ensuring the safety and happiness of children and young people?



Bel Crewe, BBC Children in Need
Steph Taylor, Leeds Community Foundation



Paul Lidell, National Officer, BBC Children in Need 

Paul Liddell is National Officer (Scotland) with BBC Children in Need, managing a portfolio of grants supporting disadvantaged children and young people across Glasgow and The West.  Paul is also Vice-Chair of Play Scotland, Scotland’s National Play Agency and the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Scotland.  They work strategically to make the child’s right to play a reality so that all children can reach their full potential and be able to confidently inhabit an inclusive public realm, as well as help shape child friendly communities.


This session will explore the respective roles of foundations and the state in working with vulnerable children and young people. We will hear from the Home Office on the implications of the spending review and their current priorities in terms of vulnerable children and young people and create space to discuss how we see our role in relation to this.

We will also hear from funders and young people whose work is centred on play and early intervention as areas distinct from government funded activity to hear their views on the question.

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Please note that this event might contain discussions of sensitive topics or information.