Centre for Adolescent Health

The health of vulnerable children and adolescents

  • Background and Aims

    "Putting the health of vulnerable children and adolescents on the global development agenda: Cross-cutting health theme in the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (Children Deprived of Liberty)" is a UN Global Study of the Justice Health Group, which will for the first time document the situation of children and adolescents deprived of liberty globally. The project will support a cross-cutting health theme within the Global Study, generating much-needed global evidence and helping to establish the health of these vulnerable young people as a global development priority.

    The study aims to:

    • Undertake rapid reviews of the evidence on the health of children and adolescents deprived of liberty, and of the impact of deprivation of liberty on health.
    • Contribute to drafting of the final report of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, to be presented to the UN General Assembly in 2019.

    Collaborators

    Partners of the Children Deprived of Liberty study include the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, the University of Vienna, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sheffield and the University of Exeter.

    Funders

    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

    Key papers

    Work in progress.

    Key contact

    Chief investigator, Professor Stuart Kinner.