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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Impact and engagement

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


Centre Head:

Dr Heather Ottaway

Research Centre Administrator:

Evey Damianopoulou

Main themes

The 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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