The Child & Family Research Centre is a partnership between the Health Service Executive and National University of Ireland, Galway. Based in the School of Political Science and Sociology, the CRFC undertakes research, education and training in the area of child & family care and welfare.

The Centre's objectives are to:

  • Understand child and family needs by producing scientific research and evaluations.
  • Improve services for children and families through: third and fourth level education; better service design; and learning networks for service practitioners.
  • Build research capacity in family support through applying best practice methodologies, developing researchers and supporting practitioner research.
  • Influence policy for children by engaging with researchers, policymakers, service providers, children and their families.

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