Psychiatrised Children and their Rights: Starting the Conversation – The rights of children diagnosed with psychiatric disorders are a neglected area in the field of childhood studies and the sociology of childhood. Although children’s rights scholars have demonstrated a commitment to documenting, supporting and researching the needs of marginalised children through the discourse of multiple childhood(s), psychiatrised children have received relatively little attention within the academic literature in this area. The aims of this special issue are to work towards redressing this absence as well as to document some of the work that is being done in this area by children’s rights researchers, theorists and advocates around the world.