This project explores the scope of research into child maltreatment which has been undertaken in the four nations of the United Kingdom since 2009. It will identify who is doing what research, where, and the types of methodologies used. The research will enable the identification of gaps and duplication with UK child protection research and highlight areas of policy which lack a robust evidence base. It may also stimulate innovative programmes of research through the identification of research activity across sectors and academic disciplines.
This research project looks to see who has carried out research into child protection in the four nations of the United Kingdom between 2009 – 2014 and what aspects of child protection the research looked at. From this, it will be possible to plan future research that can ‘plug’ our knowledge gaps and provide evidence for policy.