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Nurturing Change (VIPP Foster Care Study)

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Are you interested in learning about how to respond to your foster child’s emotions and behaviour?

The Nurturing Change research team at UCL are delivering a programme in partnership with the Anna Freud Centre, several Local Authorities in London and Yorkshire, and five NHS trusts, for children in care and their foster or kinship carers. 

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What is Nurturing Change?

This research aims to evaluate a new form of support designed to help foster and kinship carers better understand and respond to their child’s emotions and behaviour. Find out more… 

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What's Involved?

There are two stages to this study. The first involves carers completing some questionnaires to find out how the child is doing. The second is a randomised control trial to test the new form of support. Find out more…

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How to Take Part

If you are looking after a child under 7 as a foster or kinship carer, or as a special guardian, you could get in touch with us to find out if your local authority is participating in the study. Find out more…

To speak to a member of the team please contact us on:

020 7443 2239 or paula.oliveira@ucl.ac.uk

We’re always happy to hear from you!

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