Research Network on Children’s Human Rights

The Observatory has received funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) to develop a Research Network on children's human rights.

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The Research Network

The Research Network is a partnership between Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group (Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh) and the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures (Strathclyde University). The core membership of the Observatory provides its steering committee.

Childhood and Youth Studies Research Group

Inspiring Children’s Futures

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The Research Network is supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Research Network grant. It is initially funded for two years starting March 2023.


The Network’s purpose

The Network aims to bring together research expertise with both the lived experiences of children and young people and Scottish policy-makers, practitioners and civil society.

It will:

  • Mobilise knowledge and foster spaces to grapple with complex challenges inherent in implementing children’s human rights; and
  • Identify progress and challenges in implementing children’s human rights and how to address gaps in particular practices and systems.


We have published a blog delving into the purpose and expected activities of the Network.

Blog: Launch of a new Research Network on Children's Human Rights


The Network’s activities

Get in touch with us at to get added to the Network’s mailing list and receive updates on the Network and our work.



Launch of the Research Network

We were delighted to host the launch of the new Research Network on Children’s Human Rights on Thursday 22nd June 2023. Registration has now ended for this event, but get in touch with us at to be put on the launch waiting list and to sign up to our mailing list so you hear of our next events first!


Mapping research on children’s human rights across Scotland

One of the Network’s first steps is to map existing, current and proposed research on children's human rights, that relates to Scotland. Please help us in this work by filling out the form below

Mapping research form


Privacy notice

The information you provide us will be used by the Observatory to create a Research Network on children’s human rights and to support its aims to mobilise knowledge and foster spaces to grapple with the complex challenges raised by the implementation of children’s human rights. 

We are using information about you because you have given us your consent to do so. We will hold the personal data you provided us for 2 years . After this period, we will send a communication to you querying whether we can continue to hold your personal data. You may also contact us at any time to request your personal information to be deleted.  If you have additionally opted into our mailing list, please note that you can opt out of it at any time, by emailing

Your information may be shared with the core membership of the Observatory, who form the steering committee of the Network. A full list of the core membership is available below.

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