chapter  1
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Introduction

The terms ‘children’ and ‘children and young people’ are used in this book to refer to all those aged 11 and under, and ‘young people’ for those aged 12 and above. Although legally the term ‘child’ in the UK refers to those under 18 (Masson, 2004) this does not take account of the differences between, for instance, infants and teenagers. Throughout the book, authors have therefore included specific ages of the children and young people in their projects.