Social work & social policy Children, young people & families

As one of four main research clusters in the School of Social Work & Social Policy, we are passionate about children and young people and their place in our communities.

Our research group is formed of active researchers in the social sciences. Our projects aim to have direct impact on communities and young people’s lives.

We have received grants from the ESRC, AHRC, MRC, Nuffield Foundation, British Academy, and Scottish Government among others to carry out research with direct policy and practice applications.

We are a diverse, inter-disciplinary team open to collaborations and partnerships.

The diversity of our research areas and our team creates an inclusive space for students and staff to discuss social issues in a supportive and welcoming environment.

We believe in doing work that brings our research outside traditional academic walls and into the communities and the public domain.

We are constantly innovating and finding new ways to engage with our students, the communities we work with and our research partners to improve children and young people’s lives.

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