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Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre


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Presentation by Ann Phoenix, Co-Director of TCRU and Institute of Education (childhood and parenting and Harriet Ward, Co-Director of CCfR, Loughborough University

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Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre

  1. 1. Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre Ann Phoenix and Harriet Ward Presentation at DCSF Conference: The Use of Evidence in Policy Development and Delivery, 9 February 2010
  2. 2. Aims <ul><li>To contribute to evidence-informed policy development by providing a rounded and cumulative understanding of childhood wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>To make cutting edge research accessible in order to enhance the knowledge base on wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>To help take forward analytical and policy development in this area </li></ul>
  3. 3. CWRC Senior Management Team <ul><li>WHO WE ARE </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Phoenix </li></ul><ul><li>Harriet Ward </li></ul><ul><li>June Statham </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Beecham </li></ul><ul><li>Shirley Dex </li></ul><ul><li>David Gough </li></ul><ul><li>John Vorhaus </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT WE CONTRIBUTE </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Director: TCRU, IOE (childhood and parenting) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Director: CCfR, Loughborough </li></ul><ul><li>(safeguarding children) </li></ul><ul><li>TCRU, IOE (fast response) </li></ul><ul><li>PSSRU, Kent (economics) </li></ul><ul><li>CLS, IOE (cohort studies) </li></ul><ul><li>SSRU, IOE (knowledge management) </li></ul><ul><li>WBL, IOE (knowledge management) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Theme One: Fast response <ul><li>Dedicated budget </li></ul><ul><li>Pool of expert researchers with some dedicated time and flexible resources </li></ul><ul><li>Advice and consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Overviews and briefing papers </li></ul><ul><li>Small scale projects </li></ul><ul><li>Short courses </li></ul>
  5. 5. Theme Two: Projects <ul><li>Addressing key areas of DCSF policy concern </li></ul><ul><li>Range of studies led by different members of the partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>Short and long-term studies </li></ul><ul><li>Utilising existing datasets </li></ul>
  6. 6. Theme Two: Projects <ul><li>Possible areas of exploration: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of life in childhood </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data on child injury and safeguarding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outcome measure for children and young people for use in cost effectiveness analyses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patterns of relationships between wellbeing and learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Theme Three : Knowledge Management <ul><li>Translating research information into knowledge that can be utilised in the development of policy and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Applying understanding in the development of practical applications </li></ul><ul><li>Needs and perspectives of users inform all activities and outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Syntheses of research evidence; annual report on unit costs; evidence papers; website; conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Close liaison with other DCSF Centres and C4EO </li></ul>
  8. 8. Contact details <ul><li>Harriet Ward : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Phoenix: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre: </li></ul><ul><li>Website address IMMINENT </li></ul>