Children and Families

The number of children in care in Wales on the rise. How can we support families to reverse this trend and to minimise negative outcomes?

The WCPP has worked for a while on understanding the rising number of children in care in Wales and effective approaches to addressing this trend. A trend that is a cause for concern because of the potential impact on the outcomes of children who are taken into care in terms of educational attainment, health, unemployment, homelessness, and criminal justice. The WCPP’s work in this area has recently shifted to a focus on prevention and early intervention. ‘At risk’ children and families will frequently interact with multiple agencies and services. Our work looks at whether and how multi-agency working in Wales could be improved to support families and reduce the risk of children being taken into care.


 

Publications

Our published research on children and families provides vital information for policymakers and researchers.
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Publications 23 September 2020
Domestic abuse interventions in Wales
This report considers the interventions to address domestic abuse and keep people safe, placing these in the legislative context of the Violence Against Women, Domestic...
Publications 9 September 2020
Children looked after in Wales
On 31st March 2019, there were 6,845 children looked after in Wales, a further increase of 440 compared to the previous year. As a result, the gap between...
Publications 3 March 2020
International approaches to managing placement provision for children and young people looked after
This report presents the findings of a review of the international evidence on approaches to managing placement provision for children and young peopled looked after,...

 

Projects

Our portfolio of projects creates knowledge and evidence around all aspects of policy affecting children and families in Wales.

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Explore

We have a wealth of publications and commentary covering all aspects of children in Wales.

 

Experts

Meet the Children and Families team
Dan Bristow
Director of Policy and Practice
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Dr Amy Lloyd
Research Associate
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