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About Children and Youth research

Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion

About the Children and Youth Research Group

Based within the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, the Children and Youth Research Group seeks to understand and empower the voices of children and young people.

Expertise

Our expertise is varied and includes:

  • online risk and harm
  • visual and participatory research methods
  • the care system
  • criminalisation and victimisation
  • child sexual and criminal exploitation
  • youth justice
  • coastal resorts
  • social control and social exclusion
  • policy and practice

Mission

Empowering the voices of children and young people

The Children and Youth Research Group seeks to understand the experiences of children and young people and to empower their voices. The voices of children and young people are often left out of contemporary debates surrounding their own experiences and perceived ‘risky’ behaviour. Listening to children and young people’s voices about their experiences in contemporary society is of vital importance to fully understand their needs.