Cockcroft Rutherford Lecture with Professor Sir Peter Fahy

Why do we give so many children such a poor start in life?

Seen but not heard – born but not nurtured

In this affecting and exclusive presentation, the Former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester and Honorary Professor in the School of Law in the University will draw upon his experience as the Chief Executive of the street children charity Retrak to highlight the impact that poor early years parenting, inequality and globalisation is having on many children in the world.

He will outline the dangers of punishing children for their poor start in life and outline the necessary policy changes to enable more vulnerable children to be able to thrive.

About Professor Sir Peter Fahy

Professor Sir Peter Fahy was a police officer for 34 years serving in five forces and spending 13 years as Chief Constable of Cheshire and Greater Manchester. He held national responsibilities for workforce development and race and diversity and was the national police lead for the Prevent counter terrorism programme. On leaving policing he became the Chief Executive of the street children charity Retrak working on issues of modern slavery and trafficking. He is also Chair of the Plus Dane Housing Association, Chair of Citizens UK Greater Manchester, President of Manchester East Scouts and an Honorary Professor in the School of Law in the University. He is active on issues of community cohesion and in 2014 set up the We Stand Together campaign in response to terrorist attacks overseas. He was knighted in 2012.

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