The Centre for Children and Youth (CCY)
The Centre for Children and Youth (CYY) is a research centre based in the School of Social Sciences at The University of Northampton. Established in 1997, CCY has a strong local, national and international reputation for its research about children and young people's issues, needs and experiences in diverse contexts.
CCY has conducted qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation projects for more than fifty agencies, charities and service providers whose work relates to children, young people and families. In addition, CCY researchers have been awarded major research grants from bodies such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences and Research Council (EPSRC), Pears Foundation/Duke of Edinburgh's Award, and the European Social Fund (ESF). CCY has been the base for seven successful PhD completions and is currently home to three PhD/MPhil students.
CCY is also the editorial base for Children's Geographies journal: a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis which has an international readership, authorship and editorial board.
- Sarah Armstrong-Hallam
- Dr. Sarah Crafter
- Dr. Lystra Hagley-Dickinson
- Dr. Sophie Hadfield-Hill
- Dr. John Horton
- Prof. Hugh Matthews
- Prof. Andrew Pilkington
- Dr. Faith Tucker
Research areas and current projects
- New Urbanisms, New Citizens: children and young people's everyday life and participation in 'Sustainable Communities'
- Evaluations of Sure Start Children's Centres
- Pupil Participation in School (Re)design
- Impacts of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Experiences of 'disabled' staff in Higher Education
- Trends in the educational attainment of children from BME communities.
|Matthew Callender||Experiences of young Polish migrants in Northamptonshire||Faith Tucker, John Horton|
|Lee Dunkley||Sure Start, community cohesion and social capital||John Horton, Faith Tucker|
|Rebekah Ryder||Young people, community tensions and new housing developments||Andrew Pilkington, John Horton, Faith Tucker|
For more information about the Centre for Children and Youth, please contact Prof. Andrew Pilkington.
For details about continuing professional development, contact Research and Knowledge Exchange.