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Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures

Inspiring Children's Futures is a joint initiative at the University of Strathclyde with a collective vision of ensuring that children and young people have what they need to reach their full potential, particularly those who face adversity.

There is a stark gap between our collective ambitions for children and the daily lived realities of many children, in all countries around the world. Despite the fact that the wellbeing of children are an important indicator of the future stability of society and prosperity of the economy, there is still far to go to ensure children’s rights are realised.

To help close this gap, children’s human rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals guide our efforts as we work to: increase the available evidence; inform better policies and practices; and help authorities make the changes needed to better respond to children.