Child protection and placement

We are interested in the well-being of children growing up in adverse conditions and are keen to identify opportunities to better protect them.

This means we fund research relating to the role and operation of child protection services, as well as to examine significant issues in adoption and fostering.

For example, we supported an independent evaluation of the pilot family drug and alcohol court (FDAC). The court, based on a successful US model, aims to address the treatment needs of parents so families can stay together.

We are also supporting the British Chinese Adoption Study (BCAS), which centres on the experiences of 100 women adopted by UK families from Hong Kong orphanages in the 1960s. 

If you are interested in applying for funding in this area, please read more about our priorities for funding in this area.