Improving Children’s Lives,
a major cross-University research initiative which has secured funding of £2.1 million, represents an extremely ambitious programme of interdisciplinary work drawing together research expertise across the fields of education, psychology, social care, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law and sociology. The initiative aims to position Queen’s University Belfast as a centre recognised nationally and internationally for leading applied interdisciplinary research relating to the design and delivery of children’s services.
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The Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative
is based in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the School of Law and builds on interdisciplinary expertise and work within Queen’s. Arising out of existing research in partnership with Save the Children and The Prince’s Trust, Understanding the Lives of Children and Young People in the Context of Conflict and Marginalisation
, its focus prioritises four distinct yet inter-related core elements:
- Poverty : impact on the health, well-being and quality of life of children and young people.
- Community : definition and realisation of ‘safe communities’; definition and regulation of ‘anti-social behaviour’; ‘community’ punishments and exiling.
- Violence : the impact of violence within families on children and young people; physical and psychological recovery of children who are survivors of, or witnesses to, violence; the material and social contexts of self-harm and suicide.
- Custody and care : residential care provision and the already identified relationships between care, secure accommodation and custody; transition between custody and community.
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