CAPS is a broad-based research project designed to analyse children’s knowing agency following their parents’ separation. The component studies examine how children's agency and knowledge take shape in private, multiprofessional and societal settings and how their voices become heard in the dialogues between social work, education and law. The work rests on the conviction that children have a right to knowledge and agency under what are victimising, high-risk circumstances and that they are entitled to protection in the private, multiprofessional and societal settings they encounter.
CAPS addresses its chosen topics through a variety of approaches and data, with the sources including interviews with children and young people, therapeutic action group sessions for children, a survey of young people and case files on court judgements on stalking.
CAPS will contribute a better understanding of stalking and of the needs of children who have been victims of it. Its results will also serve to promote children’s and young people’s rights, enrich practices and inform policy-making.