The Centre serves as an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students with an interest in advancing knowledge about children’s development, well-being and rights. Children and young people’s agency, voice and participation are central to our work.
- Our research, teaching and advocacy is underpinned by our commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and how this is honoured within Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Using a Childhood Studies approach we aim to understand and highlight children and young people’s experiences and perspectives on aspects of their lives.
- We have particular expertise in conducting research with children and young people and the methodological and ethical issues related to their participation in research.