The Children's Research Network Research Mentoring Programme was created in 2017 and ran through 2018. This structured programme was targeted at practitioner researchers and other professionals engaged in research with children and young people outside of academic structures and thus without the same access to support and supervision.

As a result of a review of the Mentoring Programme and the CRN strategic priorities in 2019, the formal structured programme has been put on hold.

Supporting our members remains a core aim of CRN, facilitated through our flagship events, including our annual conference and annual PhD symposium, and other seminars and workshops throughout the year, and is inherent in the work of our Special Interest Groups.

We are always happy to directly connect our members in similar fields and research interests (with permission - no contact details with be shared without permission) to facilitate collaboration and informal mentoring and encourage our members to get in touch with us at