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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Research

Contacts

Centre Head:
Professor David Berridge

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 ...

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Main themes of our research include: social and emotional learning; education of children in care; teenage intimate partner violence; and teenage pregnancy / parenting

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Our recent research for the UK government on children’s residential homes found that young people were mainly complimentary about their residential experience. However, only about half the homes studied provided a consistently warm and caring environment, throughout the day and across the staff group.