Research at AFKA Scotland

AFKA Scotland’s research team is involved in a number of research projects across Scotland.  They work with a range of universities and academic partners, including recent collaborations with the Universities of  Stirling, Strathclyde, Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Lancaster. They are part of a range of academic and research networks, including the CoramBAAF Research Group Advisory Committee and the UK Kinship Researchers’ Network.

In addition to research, they undertake other research-like projects, such as knowledge exchange activities, and develop insight briefings that help to inform and facilitate best practice with looked after children and their families.

The team provide regular updates to members about new and emerging local, national and international research developments that are relevant for practice in kinship, fostering and adoption.  Our researchers also provide specialist input for all our Forums and Consortia.

Members who are looking for research to help inform thinking, planning and decision-making in practice or policy-making can contact AFKA Scotland for information and advice.

Additional Research Resources

Additional useful resources, including subscription to Adoption & Fostering journal and online access to the Journal of Social Work and Qualitative Social Work, are also available to AFKA Scotland’s corporate members as part of the collaborative agreement with CoramBAAF, via the CoramBAAF website.

Explore our Research Projects:

Foundations for Families

Adoption UK are piloting a new service called Foundation for Families that aims to support kinship families in four local authorities in Scotland by providing therapeutic, education, and community services….