UHI Centre for Rural Childhood - Sustainability & Policy [Claire Cody, Perth College UHI]

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The Centre for Rural Childhood is based at Perth College UHI, and is a centre of international significance on all aspects of rural childhood.

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UHI Centre for Rural Childhood - Sustainability & Policy [Claire Cody, Perth College UHI]

  1. 1. Overview of the UHI Centre for Rural Childhood, Perth College Sustainability and Policy October 2010
  2. 2. Contents • Background to the Centre • Activities of the Centre: 1. National research 2. International research 3. Knowledge transfer projects 4. Teaching
  3. 3. Background • The Centre for Rural Childhood (CRC), based at Perth College UHI, is a centre of international significance on all aspects of rural childhood • Vision for the Centre came from the late Professor Stewart Asquith • Opened officially in May 2007 • Appointment of Prof. Rebecca Wallace as new Director in April 2009 • 4 full time staff and 3 part time staff members
  4. 4. National research • The nature and extent of child trafficking in Scotland • Commissioned by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People • Human rights awareness raising • Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  5. 5. International research • Support for child trafficking victims in West Bengal, India • Restorative practice for young offenders in the Bahamas • In partnership with the College of the Bahamas
  6. 6. Knowledge transfer • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the company Mindstretchers • Home: the child recovery and reintegration network www.childrecovery.info
  7. 7. Teaching • Post-graduate certificates: Socio-legal issues of childhood Restorative practice • A supporting institution for the University of London postgraduate laws programme (distance learning).

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