Children's Policy Research Unit


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We are a consortium led from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) in partnership with the National Children's Bureau (NCB), the Anna Freud Centre and the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE).

Our aim is to provide evidence for policy and practice for the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

We consider health in its broadest sense, recognising the many agencies and services involved, and that children's health is shaped by their families, communities, local resources and the wider economic and cultural climate. Our research focuses on what works, how it works, for whom and in what circumstances, and how families can best be supported in promoting children’s health and well-being. We have a particular interest in groups which are currently less well-services and on reducing health inequalities. 



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CPRU is funded by the  Department of Health's Policy Research Programme (2011-2018) as the Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families.

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