In our research, parents and family members help to build a picture of children’s lives. They are significant in helping to understand different perspectives and give insight into what is important to children. The Children's Research Centre work with practitioners across many different contexts spanning education, health and social care. One example of the impact of our work over time has been through the Diana Award, here Maggie Turner, a long-time supporter of the Children's Research Centre tells us about the project. I have been involved with the Children's Research Centre since 2008, when Mary Kellett first launched it at the Open University. I was, at that time, running the Diana Award, which was established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. We were, at that time, setting up a range of skills' programmes to encourage the young people to continue to bring about change for the better through improving the lives of others.
Are you a practitioner using aspects of Children as Researchers in your own work? Are you a potential or current doctoral student looking to share your ideas with a wider audience? Are you doing similar work in your own institution and want to highlight your work or events with us? Maybe you would like to contribute to our new seminar series in 2019/2020? Or maybe you are just interested in the work of the Children's Research Centre and would like to make contact? Whatever your reasons for wanting to connect with us, we would love to hear from you via our email or on Twitter.