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Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)
Produces research on key issues relating to families and relationships. A consortium research centre based at the University of Edinburgh with partners at universities throughout Scotland.
Children in Scotland
Conducts both qualitative and quantitative research on a wide range issues. While priority is given to work that enhances the knowledge base behind Children in Scotland's own activities, they also carry out research on behalf of other organisations.
Family and Childcare Trust
Carries out an extensive research programme on parenting. It examines family life in the 21st century, and addresses family relationships, intergenerational dynamics, issues of diversity, and the location of families within communities and society.
National Academy for Parenting Research (NAPR)
Develops the evidence base around what works in parenting support. NAPR's aims to ensure that practitioners are aware of and applying the results of evidence based parenting research to their everyday practice when working with children, parents and carers.
Parenting across Scotland
We commission regular polls of parents living in Scotland to find out parents' views on a variety of subjects, for example, advice and support for parents, health visitors, children's behaviour, how the media portrays parents.
Latest research articles
Recent articles on family-related research from our newsletter:
- Family research - update
- Challenges from the Frontline - Revisited
- Lone mothers’ employment and their children’s well-being
- Supporting mothers (and fathers) trying to juggle paid work with raising young children
- Father-child relationships and children's socio-emotional wellbeing
- Understanding health behaviour in adolescence- A review of influencing factors
- Exploring the information behaviours of younger mothers
- Parenting stress
- What now for Triple P?