Our research works towards creating enhanced opportunities for everyone to equally access and participate in both education and society. Currently, there are many social issues that impact upon the achievement of this goal – and research within this theme focuses on challenging these
We explore identity, inequality and injustice relating to children, young people and new and established communities including; poverty, socio-economic disadvantage, social class, 'race', disability, gender, LGBTQI+, age, and the intersections of such inequalities. We explore the education system in all of its forms and how it can impact specifically on. For example, children and young people who experience special educational needs, disability and inclusion [SENDI]; who are looked after or speakers of other languages, or on the edges of exclusion. We also examine major social issues in a global context such as; the climate crisis, climate justice and child sexual and criminal exploitation.