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Centre for Research on Children and Families

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The Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) is at the forefront of research on vulnerable children, parenting and family change.


CRCF plays a vital role in supporting the complex decisions taken to ensure the well-being of children and their families. We provide high quality research evidence that informs policy and practice and has a direct positive impact on the lives of children and families.


We use our research, publications and knowledge exchange to work with government departments, children and family charities, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations and other universities. CRCF is also a member of the global network of ChildWatch research institutions. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) rank the School of Social Work 4th (Times Higher Education) in the country for overall research with 90% of our research ranked “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.


CRCF is an interdisciplinary centre located in the University of East Anglia's Faculty of Social Sciences. Professor Jonathan Dickens in the School of Social Work is the Centre Director.

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