Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Centre for Child and Family Research

Safeguarding & promoting the wellbeing of children in need

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Research in this area examines the circumstances and experiences of children and young people in need, examining how we can promote their wellbeing through effective, evidence-based interventions, policies and practice.

Infants Suffering, or likely to Suffer, Significant Harm: A prospective longitudinal study

The ongoing study has been tracing the decision-making process influencing the life pathways of very young children identified as suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm before they reach their first birthdays.


Completed research

Safeguarding children across services: messages from research on identifying and responding to child maltreatment Funded by Department for Education

Scoping review to draw together data on child injury and safeguarding and to compare the position of England with that in other countries (Phase one) Funded by the Department for Education

Review to draw together data on safeguarding children and to compare the position of England with that in other countries Phase two

Development and feasibility study of a pre-birth assessment model for use where there are concerns that an unborn child is likely to suffer significant harm



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