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Children, Young People and Families

Pattern of faces
by Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu  |  25th August 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu about their special issue of 'Evidence & Policy' - 'The many faces of disability in evidence for policy and practice: embracing complexity’.…Read more

by Brid Featherstone Anna Gupta and Kate Morris  |  5th August 2021

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta and Kate Morris argue for the light that COVID-19 has shone on the inequalities scarring our society to include in its focus child protection and its relationship to wider social and economic policies. …Read more

picture of a coat that looks like a grave.

Mariela Neagu charts child protection policy shifts over the years, a history of good intentions that often led to abuse, lost childhoods and struggling adults.…Read more

Man walking on beach with kid.
by Glenda Wall  |  23rd July 2021

Glenda Wall discusses the conflicting advice given to parents, expected both to minutely plan for children’s success while also allowing them the independence to manage their own lives. …Read more

school kids wearing masks

Michelle Jayman, co-editor of 'Supporting New Digital Natives', calls for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing to be at the forefront of education recovery strategies.…Read more

Kid working on a computer
by John Bynner and Walter R. Heinz  |  26th March 2021

John Bynner and Walter Heinz, authors of 'Youth Prospects in the Digital Society', outline some of the challenges and uneven prospects young people face in a digital society. …Read more

Sign saying 'Girls just wanna have fundamental rights'
by Ceryl Davies  |  8th March 2021

This International Women’s Day, Ceryl Davies, Social Work Lecturer, talks about the importance of giving young women a voice when discussing sexual coercion experienced by them in their intimate relationships. …Read more

Person standing in a dark street

Clive Diaz, author of 'Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work', looks at the first indications of the effects of COVID-19 and adapted social worker practices on the levels of loneliness and anxiety in children in care and care leavers. …Read more

Children walking in a street
by Manfred Liebel  |  22nd February 2021

Manfred Liebel, author of 'Decolonizing Childhoods', tracks the colonial and Eurocentric bias in childhood studies. He calls for more collaboration with non-Western researchers as well as support for children taking on the role of researchers themselves. …Read more

Father sat on bench with children
by Anna Tarrant Linzi Ladlow and Laura Way  |  11th February 2021

Anna Tarrant, Linzi Ladlow and Laura Way talk about the research they’ve done on the effects of the lockdowns on young fathers in the UK.…Read more