Making a positive impact on the lives of children and families
Researching vulnerable children, parenting and family change
Enhancing the wellbeing of children in their families and communities

The Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) is at the forefront of research on vulnerable children, parenting and family change.

CRCF plays a vital role in supporting the complex decisions taken to ensure the well-being of children and their families. We provide high quality research evidence that informs policy and practice and has a direct positive impact on the lives of children and families.

We use our research, publications and knowledge exchange to work with government departments, children and family charities, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations and other universities. CRCF is also a member of the global network of ChildWatch research institutions.

CRCF is an interdisciplinary centre located in the University of East Anglia's Faculty of Social SciencesProfessor Marian Brandon in the School of Social Work is the Centre Director.