Humanities & Social Sciences Children & young people

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child highlights the need to improve the lives of children and young people globally.

Our priority areas include:

  • education & development 
  • health & well-being 
  • vulnerable children & young people 
  • rights, participation & citizenship 
  • experiences of childhood

All areas of the faculty contribute to these priorities, either through individual staff activity or through our research and knowledge exchange centres; our centres include the Centre for Education and Social Policy and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.

We aim to enhance policy and practice in relation to the challenges of educating, protecting and empowering children and young people.

We also host a number of government-funded national centres which focus on enhancing the quality and education of children’s lives while supporting practitioners to improve the delivery of their services. These include:

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