We and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are calling for research proposals that address our shared interest in mental health, and help meet the NSPCC's goal of helping children get back on track after abuse
We know that child abuse and neglect can affect mental health and wellbeing in childhood and beyond into adulthood (Arseneault et al, 2011; Nanni et al, 2012; Sroufe et al, 2005). Children who have been abused need the right kind of support, at the right time. We want to ensure their development is not derailed by poor mental health – an outcome that could stop children reaching their potential to become healthy, happy adults and active members of society.
Our new research programme aims to boost what we know about what works to help children after abuse and neglect. We are looking for proposals that make a significant contribution to the evidence base and the potential for real impact.
We expect to fund research that commences before the end of March 2017 and runs for up to 5 years. The funding for this open research call currently stands at £1.7m and we anticipate funding 3 to 5 proposals.