We regularly carry out research to learn more about the issues affecting children and to gain a broader perspective on how they interact and relate to their peers and families.

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Through our specialist research we strive to position ourselves as the leading authority on matters affecting children, providing solid evidence to achieve this and influencing public policy where it's needed.

Our team of researchers also offer children and young people the opportunity to be active participants in our research wherever possible.

In our latest project, the Home Office has commissioned us, along with the Refugee Council, to undertake a scoping review of the practical care arrangements for trafficked children and those who may have been trafficked.

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If you have any questions or requests for the research team, please download our form, complete and return it to us at

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