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Professor David Berridge

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I am currently the head of the Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare (FPCW), which is a focus for research and consultancy in child welfare, family policy and domestic violence. My current research concerns educating young people away from home; anti-social and disturbing behaviour in residential care; and, in association with the NSPCC, exploitation and violence in teenage dating relationships. I joined the School of Policy Studies in September 2005 having previously been Research Director at the National Children's Bureau and Research Fellow at the Dartington Social Research Unit. I have been a member of the government's Adoption and Permanence 'Taskforce' and was awarded the OBE in January 2005 for services to children.

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Key words

  • child welfare
  • children in care
  • adolescence
  • residential care
  • foster care
  • institutional child abuse