Children and Families Research Centre

The Children and Families Research Centre focuses on research and teaching in child welfare and family policy. Our members have backgrounds in social policy, social work, sociology and psychology.


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The Hadley Centre

The Centre also hosts The Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies.


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Impact and engagement

Find out about the impact and engagement of our research at the School for Policy Studies.


Centre Head:

Dr Danielle Turney

Research Centre Administrator

Melanie Tomlin

Did you know?

The main themes of our research include: parenting; looked after children/children in care; fostering, adoption and kinship care; child protection; family support.