Child protection research and welfare inequalities

The Centre has over 20 years of experience in child protection research and has developed an extensive portfolio of leading edge research.

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Interpersonal Violence and Abuse

The Centre has an international reputation for research into interpersonal violence and abuse including child sexual abuse and exploitation, sexual offending, domestic and gender based violence

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Children and parents living apart

This research theme builds on the success of the international EU funded COPING project involving 6 countries, and concerned with the needs of children of imprisoned parents. 

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Promoting child and family health & wellbeing

The child and family health and well-being group focuses on research that supports and understands the social, physical, emotional and psychological health needs of children, young people and families across interdisciplinary groups to promote health and well-being.

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Child and family migration

Understanding the diversity of historical and contemporary contexts of migration and asylum, both in theoretical and practical terms, with a particular focus on how these are lived by children, young people, women and families across local, regional, national and international spaces. 

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Children & Youth Participation: Active Citizenship

This research theme is concerned with the theory and practice of children and young people’s participation as active citizens. The particular focus of current research is on participation, empowerment and social and political engagement of young people. 

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Child and youth transitions and social exclusion

This theme is concerned with child and youth transitions in particular from school to work and leaving care. 

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Service user involvement, evaluation, improvement

Increasing emphasis is being placed on the involvement of service users and experts by experience in research and decision making in public services.

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