An online event hosted by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory will explore the organisation’s research on child contact and how phenomena such as adoption, foster care and the Covid-19 pandemic have affected children’s wellbeing.

Attendees will be able to ask three of the Observatory’s researchers about the impact of different kinds of contact arrangements on children.

The featured researchers for the event are Professor Janet Boddy, Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies in the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY), University of Sussex;  Padmini Iyer, Senior researcher in the Children and Families Team at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and Professor Elsbeth Neil,Professor of Social Work and Director of Research at the University of East Anglia, and a member of the Centre for Research on Children and Families.

Many of our readers will already be aware of how these arrangements affect children and families, having had lived experience of these often deeply traumatic scenarios.

We very much hope that some of you will attend the conference to offer your input, and to review the findings to see if they are true to life.

The webinar takes place on Monday 14 December 2020, from 4pm to 5pm.

You can register to attend the meeting here.