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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor Cath Larkins


Codirector, The Centre for Children and Young People's Participation, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom



Prof Cath Larkins innovates in participation, activism and knowledge exchange with children and young people, and their allies, across the UK and Europe. She conducts co-research, particularly with marginalised children and young people which is focused on challenging discrimination and improving policy and practice. Working with a wide range of child and adult colleagues, she co-authors guidance to inspire social change. Her scholarship advance theories and methodologies for participation and citizenship. Her collaborative work with children and young people has led to impact on policy and practice internationally.



Participation, participatory methods, rights, social theory, marginalisation
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