Child Protection and Family Support
Child protection is a key area of past success for the CRCF which is being expanded into a range of studies which continue to produce important findings for policy and practice to improve children's safety and well being as well as support for their families.
Our child protection and family support research spans the safeguarding continuum including studies of the most serious maltreatment resulting in death and serious harm to children; children on the edge of care and in care proceedings; support for families with complex problems and children's views of child protection and other services.
The use of innovative participatory methods has enabled us to involve not only children and families in many studies but also young researchers to try to understand more about children's lives and how to make services more responsive to children and their families' needs.
Current research projects:
Rights through Alliances – Innovating and Networking BOth within Homes and School (RAINBOW HAS): Research on family discourses and analysis of best practices in tacking homophobic bullying in schools (2013-2015)
Completed research projects since 2008