Children, Young People and Families

by Berni Graham and Louca-Mai Brady  |  18th June 2019

Capturing the voices, views and experiences of children and young people directly and involving them more actively in the research process are increasingly seen as essential for good social research, evaluation, policy and service development. Often, the perspectives of children and young people are filtered through the interpretations of adults: with either parents or carers Read More

Occasionally a story is reported in the news that provokes a public response, stimulating discussion, particularly on social media, and prompting other similar follow up news stories. One such story emerged recently when it was reported in The Guardian that a housing developer in South London (Henley Homes) had developed segregated play areas at its Read More

by Mary O'Hara  |  26th April 2019

Early in my career when I was a rookie reporter, a good while before I began writing about poverty, a conversation took place that keeps coming back like a niggling alarm on snooze.…Read more

by Sue Clayton Anna Gupta and Katie Willis  |  16th April 2019

Find immigration law & policy recommendations and care system policy recommendations in this briefing from the editors of Unaccompanied young migrants: Identity, care and justice…Read more

by Zoe Young  |  14th March 2019

This International Women’s Day, Zoe Young, author of Women’s Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life, highlights the lengths women go to in managing the complexities of flexible working. This year marks a hundred years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 lifted the bar on women entering the professions. It Read More

by Katie Willis, Sue Clayton and Anna Gupta  |  15th February 2019

Katie Willis, Sue Clayton & Anna Gupta, authors of Unaccompanied Young Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice, look at the reality of immigration for unaccompanied and separated children.…Read more

Ray Jones explains the four steps that were taken to turn the crisis in children’s social services in England into a catastrophe, …Read more

by Anna Gupta, Brid Featherstone, Kate Morris and Susan White  |  20th September 2018

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris and Susan White look at how child protection practice must adapt to reflect our changing world, especially in the context of austerity.…Read more

Stephen Crossley discusses the National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020 interim findings, 'dirty data', his approach and methodology and the purpose of academic research.…Read more

by Mary Holmes  |  25th April 2018

Mary Holmes discusses the new special issue of 'Families, Relationships and Societies', which focuses on how care and caring have changed, given the fragmenting tendencies of contemporary life.…Read more