The vision for the Stirling Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection is that:
The Centre’s particular strength lies in the potential we have to enhance the lives of children who are vulnerable to compromised development because of a range of personal, familial and social adversities. We undertake research, and have the expertise to address, the issues that affect children’s development at an individual, family and structural level, from pre-birth through the transition to school and beyond, and thus can bring a holistic and integrated approach to the field.
The Centre brings together internationally recognised experts in social work, child protection, education and maternal and child health. The Centre works closely with the three units hosted at Stirling: Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP), which undertakes applied research to improve the health and wellbeing of Scotland’s population; WithScotland, the Scottish national hub of expertise on child and adult support and protection, which supports child and adult protection policy, practice and research and ProPEL a collaborative, multi-professional international network to promote research and knowledge exchange in leading issues of professional education, practice and learning. We deliver a range of post-qualifying programmes in child welfare and protection.
The research group underpins the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection and brings together staff from across the University of Stirling who are engaged in research of relevance to children’s wellbeing and protection. Further information about the group's membership can be found here.
If you would like to discuss potential evaluation, research and consultation projects please contact Professor Brigid Daniel:
Collin Bell Building, University of Stirling
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