How do Poverty and Inequality Affect Children as they Grow Up?

child-with-carDr Mark Smith, Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh, will help us answer this question at our next Volunteer Support Night so we can better understand the children who we are (or may be) working with. Join us as we learn from one of Edinburgh’s leading practitioners and get the opportunity to share experiences with and be encouraged by fellow volunteers. This is a chance for you to learn, grow and be supported so that you can better support the vulnerable children whom God places in your life. We’ll provide light refreshments for you to enjoy during the evening.

Tuesday, 1st November
7:00PM – 9:00PM
The Hub at Gilmerton New Church
6 Ravenscroft Street
EH17 8JQ

RSVP to or Please note that you must be a volunteer with Safe Families for Children to attend. If you wish to apply to be a volunteer, you can do so via our online application form.

Dr Smith has worked and managed in residential school and care settings and in secure accommodation over a period of almost 20 years. In 2000, he moved to the University of Strathclyde to develop and teach the Masters in Advanced Residential Child Care, the first Masters level qualification for residential child care across the UK, and moved to The University of Edinburgh in 2005.