Researching Reform is very happy to share the news that our blog now has 10,000 followers, and so we would like to take this opportunity to thank our subscribers.

Moments in social media like these mean different things to everyone, but for us, they mean a chance to share information we feel is important, ideas we believe should be debated and to look into topics that deserve our full attention, with even more people.

Our subscribers are varied and diverse, and in honour of them we’re going to share some facts about this wonderful community, the readers and posters who make our blog what it is.

Researching Reform’s readers come from over 170 countries and leave an average of 200 comments on the site a month. They are night owls, preferring to discuss and comment in the evening and come from different sectors including government, law and the third sector. Most importantly, many of our readers are parents and young adults interested in how the law provides for, and protects children around the world.

They are deeply invested in improving government accountability: some of our most viewed and commented on articles are about politicians’ responses to child welfare matters and the ways in which policy makers chose to interpret those issues.

And last but not least, our readers are a peaceful lot. Debate on the blog is a thoughtful and civil experience, where people share a wide range of ideas, links and resources with one another and make the blog a much richer place as a result.

We hope Researching Reform will continue to embrace more readers in the future but for now, and as a thank you, we would like to ask what we could do to make the blog a better experience for you. Tell us what you would like to see more of, less of and lots of!

Thank you again for all your support and we look forward to more comments and more ideas being shared, as we make our way through one of the most fascinating periods in history for child welfare.

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