Completed Projects

Title: Child-Friendly Version of the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment - ‘Children’s Rights and the Environment’
Description: In the first of its kind for the UN, Centre worked with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Mr John H Knox, to create a child-friendly version of his report on 'Children's Rights and the Environment'. The report was launched at a side event during the 37th Human Rights Council at The Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office in Geneva, on Friday 2 March 2018.
Research Team: Prof Laura Lundy, Dr Michelle Templeton
Funder: United Nations Environment Programme
Duration: Sept 2017 – March 2018
Link:http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Environment/SREnvironment/ChildUserFriendlyVersion.pdf currently being translated in to many languages

Title: Teachers’ Pupil Control Ideology and Children’s Voice in the Island of Ireland
Research Team: S Giannakaki and P Flynn.  See www.teachersbelief.com
Funder: Centre for Cross Border Studies
Date: 2017

Title: Child-Friendly Version of the General Comment on Public Expenditure - Public Budgets: How Governments Should Spend Money for Children's Rights
Description: The Centre worked with Child Rights Connect’s Working Group on Investment in Children to develop a Child- friendly version of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s forthcoming General Comment on Public Expenditure for the Realisation of Children’s Rights.
Research Team: Prof Laura Lundy, Dr Chelsea Marshall, Dr Michelle Templeton
Funder: Save the Children Norway
Duration: 2016
Link: https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/public-budgets-how-governments-should-spend-money-childrens-rights  available in four languages.

Title: Child-Friendly Version of the EU Recommendation on Investment in Children
Description: The Centre worked with Eurochild to develop a Child-friendly version of the EU Recommendation on Investment in Children, launched at Eurochild’s annual conference in Brussels in July 2016.
Research Team: Prof Laura Lundy, Dr Michelle Templeton, Dr Chelsea Marshall
Funder: Eurochild
Duration: 2016
Link: https://bit.ly/29J31kp available in three languages.

Title: Child-Participatory Budgeting: a global review of good practice
Research Team: Prof Laura Luncy, Dr Chelsea Marshall, Dr Karen Orr, Dr Lucy Royal-Dawson
Funder: Plan International (Sweden)
Date: 2016

Title: Child-Friendly materials of the Council of Europe Lanzarote Convention
Description: The Centre worked with the Council of Europe to mark the first edition of the Council of Europe Day to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. An animated video and brochure - “Tell someone you trust”, was launched on 18 November 2015 to inform children aged 9 to 13 about sexual violence committed in the circle of trust and how to speak out against it.
Research Team: Prof Laura Lundy, Dr Michelle Templeton
Funder: Council of Europe
Duration: 2015
Link: https://www.coe.int/en/web/children/-/tell-someone-you-trust available in 17 languages and a sign language version (Slovenian).

Title: Enabling the exercise of civil and political rights: the views of children
Research Team: Orr, K., Emerson, L., Lundy, L., Royal-Dawson, L. , Jimenez, E.
Funder: Child Rights Governance Global Theme, Save the Children
Date: 2016

Title: Reporting on Best Practice in Cross-departmental Working Practices for Children and Young People (as hyper link to pdf attached)
Research Team: Byrne, B., Lundy, L. and Maguire, L.
Funder: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Date: 2015

Title: Researching Children and Young People’s Views on the Realisation of their Rights Research Team: Lloyd, K. and Schubotz, D.
Funder: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Date: 2015

Title: Advancing Children’s Rights in Ireland
Research Team: Lundy, L., Kilkelly, U. (PIs)
Funder: Atlantic Philanthropies
Date: 2015

Title:
Teaching and Learning about Child Rights: a study of implementation in 26 countries
Research Team: Jerome, L., Emerson, L., Lundy, L. and Orr, K.
Funder: UNICEF
Date: 2015

Title:
Towards Better Investment in the Rights of the Child: the views of children 
Research Team: Lundy, L., Orr, K. and Marshall, C.
Funder: Plan Sweden (Plan International)
Date: 2015

Title:  Alternative Care and Children's rights in Northern Ireland
Research Team: Winter, K., Byrne, B., Lloyd, K
Funder: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
Date: 2015

Title: The Legal Needs of Children and Young People in Nothern Ireland: the perspectives of young people and adult stakeholders
Research Team: Emerson.L, Lloyd.K, Lundy.L and Orr.K.
Funder: Department of Justice
Date: 2014

Title: Developing a measure of children’s participation rights in school and in their community
Research Team: Emerson, L. and Lloyd, K.
Funder: Improving Children’s Lives
Date: 2014

Title: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: a study of legal implementation in twelve countries
Research Team: 
Lundy, L., Kilkelly, U., Byrne, B and Kang, J.
Funder: UNICEF UK
Date: 2012

Title: Education Reform in Northern Ireland: a human rights review
Research Team: Lundy, L., Emerson, L., Byrne, B., Lloyd, K. and Yohanis, J.
Funder: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
Date: 2012

Title: Implementing Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland: A Collaborative Approach with the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Research Team: Byrne, B. and Lundy, L
Funder: ESRC and NICCY
Date: 2012

TitleTransitions to Adult Services for Young People with Learning Disabilities in Northern Ireland
Research Team: Lundy, L. and Byrne, B.
Funder: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Date: 2012

Title: Exploring a Community Response to Multiple Deaths of Young People by Suicide
Research Team: Miller, S., Sibbett, C., Forbes, T. and McEvoy (Emerson), L.
Funder: Contact Youth
Date: 2012

TitleBarriers to Effective Delivery for Children in Northern Ireland
Research Team: Lundy, L. and Byrne, B.
FunderNorthern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Date: 2011

Title: Ready to Learn: Involving Children in Service Design Process
Research Team: Lundy, L., McEvoy (Emerson), L. and Byrne, B.
Funder: Barnardo’s
Date: 2010

Title: Opting out of religious education: the views of young people from minority belief backgrounds
Research Team: Mawhinney, A., Niens, U. and Richardson, N.
Funder: AHRC/ESRC
Date: 2010

Title: Attitudes of Children and Parents to Science Assessment
Research Team: Murphy, C, Kerr, K , Lundy, L., McEvoy (Emerson), L.
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Date: 2009

Title: Ready to Learn: Well Being and Educational Attainment of Primary School Pupils in Northern Ireland
Research Team: Miller, S. and Lundy, L., Connolly, P., McEvoy (Emerson), L. and Maguire, L.
Funder: Barnardo’s Northern Ireland
Date: 2008

Title: E-consultation with children
Research Team: Lundy, L and McEvoy (Emerson), L.
Funder: Department of Education and Curriculum Council for Examination and Assessment
Date: 2008