A new initiative was established in March 2013 within the School of Education to bring together academics from a wide range of disciplines from the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University.Aberdeen Forum for the Child

The group known as the Aberdeen Forum for the Child (AFC) comprises members from a range of disciplines across both Universities including education and community learning, psychology, social studies, international children’s rights/law, and health and social care.  Their remit is to develop understanding of different perspectives related to research into childhood and youth and to form connections by establishing networks.

A core group has now been established to take forward a common interest in exploring the wellbeing of young people through innovative and participatory research methods. The main group will be reconvened once the project is fully in progress.

Further information is available from Sarah Kearns s.l.kearns@abdn.ac.uk, 01224 274676.