The aim of this project, led by Professor Paul Bywaters and undertaken with the Universities of Coventry, Cardiff, Nottingham, Queens Belfast, Stirling and Edinburgh, is to establish child welfare inequalities as a core concept in policy making, practice and research in the UK and internationally. (PI: P.Bywaters@hud.ac.uk; Co-I: B.M.Featherstone@hud.ac.uk)
The PEER project is concerned with supporting young Roma people (aged 12-18) to participate more fully in decisions that affect their lives. www.peeryouth.eu
None in 3 is an award winning, ground breaking project involving the innovative use of prosocial games to generate awareness, empathy and non-adversarial conflict resolution skills among young people. (http://noneinthree.hud.ac.uk/)
The PARTISPACE project is concerned with understanding the different ways young people participate beyond formal participation contexts. http://partispace.eu/
The aim of this research is to bring the gendered stories of transnational mothers engaged in postgraduate international education to the centre of discussion about migration. Contact: Kate.Smith@hud.ac.uk
The Centre’s research into the role of the social worker in adoption funded by the British Association of Social Work, combines research methods with public forms of enquiry including calls for evidence and hearings to maximise their outreach and stimulate public debate. As such, it has already attracted a great deal of political and professional attention so that an impact plan has been developed for a wide range of dissemination activities from June 2017 onwards. PI: B.M.Featherstone@hud.ac.uk
The evaluation of the De-Institutionalisation of children’s care in Bulgaria project is being conducted as an action research project which actively plays back learning on an ongoing basis to inform the DI process. This has involved dialogue with key stakeholders including Coalition for Childhood 2025 and National partners to preventing the chaotic placement of children and influence change in the law concerning the function of small group homes for children. Now in its second phase the evaluation is seeking to influence a shift in thinking to inform the implementation of DI policy. Contact: B.Percy-Smith@hud.ac.uk
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with University of Salford and Families Outside, 2016-2018, (Ben Raikes and K. Sharrett)
(Adele Jones PI, Ben Raikes, Bernard Gallagher, Martin Manby, Leanne Monchuk) examined mental health, wellbeing and resilience among children of imprisoned parents, with the aim of understanding how the imprisonment of a parent really affects children.
2014-2017 (Joyce Marshall, Pat Jones, Jayne Samples, Charlotte Kenyon, Tomasina Stacey and Janine Grayson)
Practice responses to child neglect North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board, 2015-2017. This study involved a commission to assess the quality of service responses to families where there are concerns of child neglect.
This study involved a commission to assess the quality of service responses to families where there are concerns of child neglect.
In response to increasing concern about professional responses to child neglect (Action for Children, 2014; Ofsted, 2014) this study involved a commission to assess the quality of service responses to families where there are concerns of child neglect in one local authority area. Narrative interviews were carried out with social workers and other practitioners who were working on nine ‘index’ cases of child neglect.
PI: B.Gallagher@hud.ac.uk, North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board, 2015-2017.
The purpose of this study was to better understand the needs and experiences of young people when they leave care. (2016-2017), PI: B.Percy-Smith@hud.ac.uk
Against a backdrop of concern about care leavers having poorer outcomes in terms of well-being and life chances (National Care Leaver Strategy for young people leaving care, Department of Education, 2013) this study was undertaken to better understand the needs and experiences of young people when they leave care. It involved a multi method approach including the use of a novel ‘river of experience’ visual narrative approach with young care leavers as well as participant observation and workshops with young people and professionals. The study involved a mapping of young people’s experiences into through and out of care, exploring the complexity of these journeys and impacts on young people; understanding their support needs and experience of professional, informal support and relationships and how these impact on young people’s journeys. (2016-2017).
This study focused on exploring knowledge, attitudes and practices that give rise to violence against children in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The study was conducted in partnership with Mzumbe University in Tanzania and involved research in ten regions across Tanzania and Zanzibar.