Media & research requests

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‘Men who care: What are the experiences of gay male foster carers?’ – Research request

18th May 2017
A Newcastle University MA Sociology undergraduate wants to speak to gay male foster carers for research for his dissertation. Foster carers can be single or in couples and from anywhere in the UK. R...

Same-sex couple adopters – research request

10th May 2017
Alison Sargeant - a Social Work masters student at Manchester Metropolitan University - is conducting a study into the experiences of same-sex couples who've completed an adoption assessment. The ...

Relearning gender: experiences of same-sex parents research request

10th January 2017
How does the image of the traditional nuclear family influence same-sex parenting? Why should norms define queer relationships and families? A student researching for a Masters degree at the Depar...

‘Our Family’ needs your family! (CBeebies)

29th August 2016
Our Family is returning to CBeebies for a new series and is looking for 3 - 6 year olds and their families to take part. The show captures the ups and downs of childhood and family life – ever...

Survey for foster carers about reading

3rd August 2016
The National Children's Bureau and BookTrust are interested in better understanding foster carers' experiences of reading with the children in their care and any reading support that is available...

Gay and lesbian adoptive parents needed (research request)

16th May 2016
Are you a gay or lesbian adoptive parent? Are you in the process of adopting a child? Then you might be interested in participating in the study below - contact Claire Shepherd at 1202054@live.aberta...

Research project calls for LGBT foster carers who’ve cared for LGBT young people

13th January 2016
The Centre for Research on Children and Families wants to talk to LGBT foster carers who have (ever) cared for LGBT young people, as part of the Centre's Speakout project work. They are keen to est...

Italian research request – Research on the health of families with gay, lesbian, and bisexual parents

3rd November 2015
Ines Arezzi and Giuseppe Papa - from Italy's University of Rome La Sapienza - are carrying out research into the experiences of LGBT parents. They've asked that any LGBT parents interested in helping...

GT (Gay Times) – media request

25th September 2015
GT - formerly Gay Times - have asked whether any New Family Social's male members would be interested in sharing their stories of their modern family with GT's readers. If you're interested in doing s...

Racial Identity Disorder – media request

8th September 2015
Films of Record – a TV production company – is currently researching into racial identity disorders. They are interested in giving British people suffering from racial identity disorders a voice i...