Children and Families Policy Research Unit


NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit



We develop our research projects with the Department of Health and Social Care. We work collaboratively across our research networks.

Early intervention for mental health of 10–16 year olds: examining the impact of funded area-level interventions across England

Dates: April 2019 – March 2022
Lead: Dr Jess Deighton

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Measuring indicators, outcomes and costs to inform family interventions for child maltreatment or adversity, domestic violence

Dates: April 2019 – March 2021
Leads: Professor Gene Feder/Dr Emma Howarth (core outcomes) and Professor Steve Morris (costs)

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Variation in mental and physical health of children with learning disability or autism, their mothers and siblings

Dates:  February 2019 – January 2022
Lead: Dr Pia Hardelid

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Dyslexia and allied reading difficulties and their relationship with mental health problems: a rapid review of the evidence 

Dates:  February 2020 - April 2020
Lead: Professor Jess Deighton

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How can we use the community services dataset (CSDS) for research into health visiting?

Dates:  March 2020 - August 2020
Lead: Dr Jenny Woodman

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