The Centre is home to a number of highly regarded and distinguished academics and conducts research on some of the most entrenched social problems in society today such as domestic violence and child abuse. Our unique child-centred research has produced new insights into HIV-AIDS for children in South Africa, Trinidad, Uganda and Nepal.
What sets the Centre apart from others is our focus on children’s participation and unique partnerships at local, national and international levels. This means that our work has real-world impact, like our UNICEF-commissioned research in the Caribbean, which led to National Plans of Action on Child Sexual Abuse in six countries, as well as the EU funded FP7 COPING Project, which raised awareness of the needs of children of imprisoned parents.
I am enormously proud to be the Director of the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies (CACS). I hope you enjoy finding out more about our projects, research partners, PhD opportunities and publications.
Professor Adele Jones, Director of the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
"We aim to increase knowledge that contributes to policy and practice for social equality and the wellbeing of children and families locally, nationally and internationally"
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