The Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) undertakes multi-disciplinary reearch on issues concerning children and families.
The Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR), Te Ara Tupuranga, is a consortium of multi-disciplinary research groups combined administratively to ensure high quality research relating to national policy issues concerning children and families. The work undertaken by the Centre typically occurs at the interface of health, education and welfare.
While physically situated in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, the Centre reports to the Dean of Education and the Dean of Medical and Health Sciences, thus reflecting its multi-disciplinary focus.
Aims and objectives
The Centre for Child and Family Research aims to:
- Encourage and undertake high quality research relating to national policy issues concerning children and families
- Encourage the dissemination of and public debate on research involving children and families
- Conduct research addressing social policy goals
- Develop research projects that provide empirical evidence to inform policy
- Encourage and facilitate collaborative and multi-disciplinary research
- Assist researchers to find advisers from appropriate University departments
- Organise meetings, seminars and forums to inform university and government departments of research that may be of interest to them
- Provide an umbrella for seeking research funding from places where a combined approach is likely to be more successful
- Establish links with both international and New Zealand research bodies for cooperation and sharing of research information