Previous chapters of this book have outlined how childhoods — and policies, institutions, services and interventions addressing children and young people — are always spatial. That is, they are always played out in, and produce, particular kinds of spaces. This chapter provides an introduction to the work of geographers who attempt to better comprehend this spatiality. As geographers we understand spaces as complex, in-the-making, and characterised by mobilities at different scales. This chapter presents examples illustrating the complex geographies and mobilities of children in diverse settings. These examples deal with different, but interrelated, scales of mobility, from the very small scale, to the neighbourhood level, to national and international migrations.
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