Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare

The Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare 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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Centre Head:

Dr Dendy Platt

Centre and Research Co-ordinator:

Melanie Tomlin

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