The Children and Families Policy Research Unit

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The NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit (CPRU) conducts high-quality research to support the development of evidence-based policy to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families.

CPRU has three research themes: early interventions for children and families, responding to vulnerable children and families and long-term conditions and disability.

Professor Jess Deighton, Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit and Director of the Applied Research and Evaluation Division at the Anna Freud Centre, co-leads the early interventions for children and families theme. This theme aims to produce an infrastructure for evaluating early interventions for children and families across the life course.