CRCF's annual conference brings together researchers, practitioners and managers to highlight our pioneering new research and to share experiences of those working in the field.

In 2019, the annual conference: ‘Using new research to help vulnerable children and families thrive’, provided an opportunity to hear about and discuss the implications for practice from recent CRCF research. CRCF researchers from UEA gave five short presentations as a springboard for focused discussion about good practice. Practitioners and managers shared their own practice experience and ideas about how changes can be made, where needed. Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the conference was postponed in 2020.

 

CRCF Online Annual Conference 2021:
NEW UNDERSTANDINGS FOR SOCIAL WORK WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: MESSAGES FROM RESEARCH

This year the centre presented a morning of talks from researchers in the University of East Anglia’s Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) on Friday 25th June 2021. The event showcased recent findings from an exciting and diverse range of studies. The talks offered practical and thought-provoking messages for child and family social workers, other practitioners, managers and policy-makers. Each talk was followed by questions and comments, and there was a plenary panel discussion at the end. The morning was be chaired by Emeritus Professor Gillian Schofield OBE. 

 

This year's talks were:

THE LIFELONG IMPLICATIONS OF ADOPTION: LEARNING FROM ADOPTIVE FAMILIES WHEN ADOPTED PEOPLE BECOME PARENTS

Professor Beth Neil

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'BOTH-AND': GETTING ALONGSIDE FATHERS IN RECURRENT CARE PROCEEDINGS

Dr Georgia Philip

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BEING CURIOUS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL CURIOSITY: LEARNING FROM LOCAL REVIEWS OF CHILD SAFEGUARDING PRACTICE

Professor Jonathan Dickens

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RETAINING AND SUPPORTING EXPERIENCED CHILD AND FAMILY SOCIAL WORKERS: MESSAGES FROM RESEARCH

Dr Laura Cook

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