Please note membership of the committee is by invitation / nomination only.

Aims and purpose of the committee

  • Promote the development of evidence-based policy and practice through family placement research.
  • Assist CoramBAAF in influencing the development of policy, legislation and guidance across the sector.
  • Disseminate current research findings and identify gaps.


The committee meets three times a year: February, June and October. The chair is Dr Derek Kirton, Reader in Social Policy and Social Work, University of Kent.

Membership of the committee

Members will be drawn from the membership of CoramBAAF by invitation or nomination. Nominees have to be a member of CoramBAAF’s Research Group to be eligible to be nominated.

How can I find out more about this committee?

Please contact

Minutes of meetings

Members can read the minutes of committee meetings here.