Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


ONS special recognition for children in care research

10 November 2020

ICLS research on the long term health outcomes of children in care receives special recognition in ONS Awards

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Research from ICLS' Emily Murray, Amanda Sacker and Rebecca Lacey received special recognition in the recent ONS Research Excellence Awards. 

The researchers' projectLooked After Children Grown Up, funded by the Nuffield Foundationexplores the long-term consequences of being cared for in institutional or family settings using data from the Office of National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS).

The research has been published in BMC and The European Journal of Public Health and has been presented at several conferences. It has also gained media attention including an article in The Observer and The Guardian.

In the ONS Research Excellence Awards 2020 the research received special recognition from the panel after being scored well by the Awards official panel and also proving popular in the People's Choice vote.

Commenting on the special recognition, Emily said:

We're delighted that this important work has been recognised and we hope that the findings from it, which show just how our society has failed children in care will lead to reform and better, healthier lives for children in the future.