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Research Profile

Dr Sally Holland 

Dr Sally Holland
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76910
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74175
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Address:2.37 Glamorgan Building

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the fields of social work, childhoods and child welfare. I have conducted research into the assessment of families where there is a child protection concern, the effectiveness of family centres and family support, Family Group Conferences, substance misuse and child protection interventions and a number of projects with looked after children.

I am currently researching child neglect and social workers' communication with children. In 2012 I was independent advisor to the Welsh Assembly Government's Inquiry into Adoption , facilitating evidence sessions for those affected by adoption. In 2012-13 I was a member of the NICE Topic expert Group developing a set of Quality Care Standards for the Health and Well-being of Looked After Children and Care Leavers .

Current funded projects:

1. The TLC project: Social Workers Talking and Listening to Children. This project spans the four UK nations and investigates how social workers and children communicate during child protection assessment home visits and in meetings with looked after children. 2013-2015. ESRC grant number: ES/K006134/1

2. The Welsh National Plan for Neglect: Mapping and analysis of neglect tools, protocols and service responses in Wales. 2013. Action for Children/NSPCC/Welsh Government.

I am co-convenor of the Childhood Research Group and a core group member of the Adoption Research Group, a special interest sub-group of the Childhood Research Group. 

Social work research at Cardiff.

Additional Information

Dr Sally Holland is a founding member of the 'Academics for Equal Protection' group calling for children to have the same protection as adults from physical assaults.  

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice, 2nd Edition

Second edition of Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice now available

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