The Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare is a focus for research and teaching in child welfare and family policy

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Our members have backgrounds in social policy, social work, sociology and psychology

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