New international report published by the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford. Authors: Luke Nikki, Sebba Judy, Höjer Ingrid. This review of the international research on the impact of fostering on foster carers’ children was undertaken in order to identify the ways in which carers’ children might be more effectively prepared and supported when their families are fostering.
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HEART and MQSUN have launched a new joint Topic Guide on Nutrition aimed at providing policymakers and practitioners with the latest and most relevant evidence in the sector.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN CHILDHOOD STUDIES, NORWEGIAN CENTRE FOR CHILD RESEARCH, NTNU - APPLICATION DEADLINES. The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with particular emphasis on perspectives drawn from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, geography, and history.
The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference which concluded on 18th October brought together the global Counter Child Trafficking community to connect, share and learn from what works on the frontline in a free and accessible format through the use of technology. Videos from the conference are now available online.
The latest from research and practice on caring for children and young people affected by sexual exploitation and trafficking across the globe. This bulletin includes reports on Global learning on family reintegration in low and lower-middle income countries, research on factors surrounding the family reintegration of street girls in Kinshasa, DRC and ethical principles for the re/integration of trafficked persons - Experiences from the Balkans
The Ethical Research Involving Children Project is intended to provide both guidance and a forum for discussion offering help and solutions. It encourages greater consideration of ethical issues as part of a reflective process between researchers and children. UNICEF has created an animated video to the project.
Member of the Childwatch Board, Associate Professor and Director, Nicola Taylor from The Children's Issues Centre at the University of Otago (New Zealand) speaks about Ethical Research Involving Children.
The Ethical Research Involving Children Project has developed an International Charter to guide and support all those involved in research endeavours with children worldwide.
Release of Ethical Research Involving Children Charter, Compendium and Interactive Website - joint initiative by Childwatch International Research Network, the UNICEF Office of Research, the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University and the Children’s Issues Centre at the University of Otago.
HREA offers self-directed e-courses, tutored e-learning courses and training workshops for human rights defenders and educators, development and humanitarian workers, staff members of social justice organisations, international and inter-governmental organisations, law enforcement officials and legal and media professionals.
In its new issue the Eldis Development Reporter presents: Nutritional status in northern Nigeria, prevalence and determinants: a review of evidence which outlines the approach, key findings and conclusions of a review of literature, written by Richard Longhurst and Alex Cornelius, on the prevalence and determinants of child and maternal undernutrition in northern Nigeria, and direct and indirect interventions to tackle undernutrition, globally and in Nigeria, undertaken in 2012.
Due to an opening created by a 12 month sabbatical taken by the current ECPAT International Head of Research and Policy, the ECPAT International Secretariat is searching for an experienced and dynamic academic who would value the opportunity to lead, develop and implement more scientific and evidence-based research related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children globally.
The 19th International Play Association Triennial World Conference will be held between 20-23 May 2014 with the theme of “Access to Play”, hosted by Active Living Association. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 December 2013
A new 10-member Board for Childwatch has been elected by Childwatch Key Institutions for a three year term. The new board’s membership reflects the global reach of Childwatch and the broad range of expertise within the Child Research community.
The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) website is constantly evolving, most recently adding a section called About the Recommendation for Investing in Children. Visitors to the EPIC Practices that Work section can now view all practices included in the section assigned different policy categories according to those which they align most soundly with. This provides website users with a new way to browse for practices.
The increasing urgency of human rights protections for future generations has been recognized by award nomination. Research project, “Aligning Human Rights Law and Development Policy to Promote Intergenerational Equity,” has been nominated for an “Innovative Idea” award by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law.
This article examines the association between formal education, social mobility and children migrating for school in Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam and draws on data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty and schooling.
Returning for 2014: CRFR are offering 3 Continuous Professional Development courses on research and consultation with children and young people. 2 subsidised places per course are being offered (£250 reduced from £350) for those who work in voluntary organisations (only one place per organisation).
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF Surgeons in Ireland has opened a new cyber-psychology research centre to focus on key areas of child safety online, cyberbullying and human trafficking.
Childwatch International regrets to relay the sad news that former Childwatch member Judith Ennew, activist and researcher in children's rights since 1979, died on Friday- 4th October 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University publishes thought pieces which reflect on different topics related to childhood disability research. In this Reflections On... piece, Dr. Peter Rosenbaum proposes an approach to developmental disability in which professionals focus their attention on child development as the primary guiding principle by which to offer advice, intervention, and counseling to parents.
In November 2012, more than 130 policymakers, academics, practitioners and other experts committed to CP systems and coming from 50 countries met in New Delhi over four days for a major conference entitled “A Better Way to Protect ALL Children: The Theory and Practice of Child Protection Systems.” This conference was co-hosted by four organisations – UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and World Vision. Read conference report here.
This report issued in September by the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) presents the main findings of an interagency child protection assessment for Syria, covering the period February- May 2013. A remote data collection methodology was used as well as a desk review component which took into account the findings of other processes monitoring child protection issues inside the country.
In September, a three-day International Conference Children and Youth Affected by Armed Conflict took place in Kampala, Uganda. The participants of the Conference reflected on a decade of rehabilitation and reintegration processes for children and youth affected by armed conflict.
Since May 2013, the Coalition against the involvement of boys, girls and youth in the armed conflict in Colombia (COALICO) has been sponsoring an academic course on advocacy and protection of children and youth in Colombia. The course aims to improve civil society organizations’ capacity to engage in advocacy on the protection of children and youth, while strengthening the relationship between these organizations and academia.