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The Children's Issues Centre aims to make a difference in children’s lives by improving policy and practice

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.

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