Practice programmes for practitioners and researchers

The Children's Research Network welcomes those who are outside academia or do not identify as 'researchers' but wish to stay informed and up-skilled in terms of research and evidence-informed practice or policy. Our membership spans a wide range of practitioners and service-providers, from NGOs; community, voluntary and social enterprise entities; to government/statutory bodies.

Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are particularly well placed to provide support, links and informal mentorship. Get in touch! Our current SIGs are:

CSA/CE Special Interest Group

Early Childhood Research Group

Child and Youth Participation Research Group

Outdoor Play and Participation Research Special Interest Group

Child and Youth Migration Special Interest Group

If you have a particular area of interest beyond those fields, please contact the Children's Research Network Research Coordinator at to explore if there may be members within the Network who may be able to be of help to you!

In Practice

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Resources and initiatives

Connecting with & supporting practitioners

Check out our Special Interest Groups

Activity in Practice