This journal will be of interest
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Welcome to Child Care in Practice


Welcome to the web site of Child Care in Practice. We have developed this site with the ambition of providing an information resource not only about this unique publication but also to pass on and share information between all disciplines involved in the provision of children's services. If there is anything that you would like to see featured on the site please let us know.

This journal will be of interest to anyone involved in: 

  • Social Care

  • Health Care 

  • Education 

  • Juvenile Justice 

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Early Years Services

  • Residential Care Services

Strategic Aims and Objectives

  • To develop the knowledge base of practitioners, managers and other professionals responsible for the delivery of professional child care services. The journal seeks to contribute to the achievement of quality services and the promotion of the highest standards.

  • To seek to achieve an equity of input from all disciplines working with children. The multi-disciplinary nature of the journal reflects that the key to many successful outcomes in the child care field lies in the close co-operation between different disciplines.

  • To raise awareness of often-neglected issues such as marginalization of ethnic minorities and problems consequent upon by poverty and disability.

  • To keep abreast of and continue to influence child care practice in response to Children's legislation.

  • To include the views of those who are in receipt of multi-disciplinary child care services.

October 17, 2019

Clear guidance on getting your research published

Open to post-graduate students, researchers & practitioners across all fields of the social sciences & humanities

DATE:  Thursday 28th November

TIME:  10:00 –12.30

VENUE: Meeting Room 4, NICVA, Duncairn Gardens


September 3, 2019

Join us on the 18th September at NICVA, Duncairn Gardens for this opportunity to discuss the continued importance of research informed practice. Tell us about your research and how it has informed practice and talk to our Editorial Board about steps to publishing in a...

August 20, 2019

Walking the Talk

Linking Research to Practice

When: 18 September 2019, 10am – 11.30am

Where: Conference Room A, NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB

This year Child Care in Practice challenged our Board Members to revisit the founding principles of the Journal and...

July 30, 2019

I'm delighted to say that the final edition of 2019 has now been compiled and published online - ahead of schedule! The print edition is not due until October but you can read the whole thing ahead of time if you visit the Taylor and Francis website now.

The editorial f...

June 12, 2019

The latest edition of Child Care in Practice contains six articles, several of which focus on health. 

We asked one of the new additions to our Editorial Board, Dr Emily Shaffer-Hudkins from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, to write the ...

March 28, 2019

The April edition of Child Care in Practice is now available online and comprises

7 fascinating papers covering many facets of family mental health.  

Read the Editorial, by Colman Noctor from St Patrick's Mental Health Services and Trinity College Dublin,...

March 7, 2019

Risk, Decision-making and Assessment

The Guest Editors of this upcoming Special Edition have extended the Call for Papers and would particularly welcome submissions from outside the UK and Ireland, to add to the high quality papers already under review. 

Send me yo...

January 8, 2019

The first edition of 2019 is here and it's a great one! A Special Edition on Raising the Voice of Children and Young People in Care.

We were delighted to have Vivian McConvey from VOYPIC on board to Guest Edit this edition along with two of our longstanding board member...

December 20, 2018

Child Care in Practice HQ will be closed for a few weeks and we will be back well-rested and well-fed in early January 2019! 

There is so much to look forward to in 2019 beginning with a brilliant Special Edition on Raising the Voice of Children and Young People in Care...

October 25, 2018

Our annual Writers Workshop is planned for 22nd November at Queen's University Belfast. 

These workshops are especially relevant for those who have undertaken or are supervising substantial pieces of research or practice that – with a bit of effort and appropriate guida...

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