Category Archives: Working groups

Get Involved: New Research Group

Call for expressions of interest to join a research group in Early Childhood Educational Anthrozoology (based at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK)

The research group has a particular focus on developing connections between researchers who are looking at the ways in which;

  • young children’s animals-related learning is scaffolded by early education professionals and in education settings
  • child-animal relationships are supported/managed in different early education contexts
  • adults develop young children’s thinking about anthrozoology

and how;

  • practice varies in different contexts
  • teaching and learning is connected to local and global initiatives

Within the research group, a journal is being developed – the Journal of Early Childhood Educational Anthrozoology – which members are encouraged submit to.

If you would like to join the ECEA research group, please email in the first instance, with a brief synopsis of your research background and your interests as they relate to the focus of the research group.

Please share this information with others who might be interested in the group. There is a new page on Facebook ‘Early Childhood Educational Anthrozoology – ECEA – research group’

Pets for Life

Are you aware of our Pets for Life campaign?

BC_1232304Approximately one quarter of all people over retirement age own pets but SCAS research revealed that the majority of care homes and sheltered housing complexes in the UK do not have pet policies resulting in many older people having to part with their pets.

There are many situations where people of all ages find themselves facing difficulties and challenges when wishing to keep their pets with them in their homes. This can be as a result of a change in accommodation, a change in housing policies or other reasons beyond the control of the people and animals involved.

Find out more about our previous work with the Pets for Life campaign and get involved by joining one of our two new networking groups:

The Pets for Life Open Group is for people to discuss issues, share experiences or ask questions relating to the issues surrounding housing, homes, people and their pets. Everyone can join this group – so if you have been affected by housing and pet issues please do join the group and get involved.

The Pets for Life Working Group is for professionals and associates in the field to collaborate and work together with SCAS towards making positive change for people and their pets in relation to the issues people are facing with housing and pets.  If you would like to volunteer to help in this area and you have some relevant skills/background/knowledge to offer, please do request to join this group.