Children and families

We believe that legal, policy and practice frameworks for making decisions affecting families should be based on robust evidence about the best interests of children, especially where they are growing up in adverse conditions.

On this page you can find projects we have funded relating to child welfare and development and child protection. You may also be interested in projects we have funded relating to early years education and childcare.

We also funded a programme of work focussing on time trends in adolescent mental health, which reported in 2012.

Full details about our funding priorities and criteria is available in the apply for funding section.