The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) was established at the University of Sussex in 2012 as an interdisciplinary, pan-university centre involving members from the social sciences, arts, humanities and professional fields including social work, law, education and health. Our research and scholarship is diverse, but we share a common aim: to put children and young people at the centre of inquiry, across projects and disciplines. With this shared ethos, the collective whole of CIRCY’s work spans disciplinary boundaries, generating critical understandings of childhood and youth, and of the practice of work with children and young people. Using innovative approaches, our research and scholarship engages with the real world of children and young people’s lives in time and in place.
Further information about the centre can be found at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/esw/circy/