Maternal and Early Years National Conference 2015 - Call for Abstracts

This year’s Maternal and Early Years conference will take place on Thursday 21 May at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. The conference provides an opportunity for the Maternal and Early Years Network to share practice that focuses on improving health and wellbeing for all children and reducing inequalities experienced by the most vulnerable children and families.

We’re looking for creative, innovative and challenging practice examples to be presented in parallel sessions or as marketplace stands. The purpose of which is to:

  • provide a platform for the voice of early years practitioners at the national conference
  • enrich the national programme with insight from our early years workforce
  • share promising and challenging local practice and enable meaningful discussion
  • ignite valuable and lasting relationships

This year’s conference theme is The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (C&YP Act), and we are particularly keen to receive submissions of work undertaken in partnership, including cross agency and cross sector collaborative approaches, to delivering the act in practice.  

Information for submission

The Maternal and Early Years Network seeks submissions of work from Early Years practitioners across the broad range of settings, sectors and professions in Scotland. This is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of local work, as well as help build capacity by sharing inspirational practice and experiences with others. 

The submission guidance and abstract submission form have been designed to ensure submission of the relevant programme information.

Successful submissions will be given the opportunity to:

  • present a parallel session (30 minute presentation and 30 minute facilitated discussion)
  • host a marketplace stand 

All submissions will also be considered to feature as case studies on the Maternal and Early Years Network website and newsletter, in due course.

The Maternal and Early Years Network is grateful for your consideration of this call and for your support in dissemination to your colleagues and networks.

Please note all submissions must be returned via email to: no later than 12 Noon on Thursday 19 March 2015.  Please mark ‘EY15 presentation’ in the subject heading.

If you have questions relating to the process for submission please email in the first instance or call 0141 414 2779. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt (by reply email).

We look forward to hearing from you.