Children, adolescents & animals research
Children, adolescents and animals research (caar), is a group of researchers, graduates and doctoral students led by Professor Jo Williams and supported by Dr Janine Muldoon. We explore all aspects of relationships between children, adolescents and animals, and work closely with animal welfare organisations.
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus outbreak, Workshop 8 and 9 have been cancelled. We hope to run these events at a later date with our partner the Scottish SPCA. Workshops 10 and 11 (June and October) will remain open for booking, but may be subject to change. We will keep everyone who has booked a place informed with regard to future developments, and may find a different mode of delivery for these workshops.
The work undertaken as part of this ESRC grant aims to:
encourage a trauma-informed approach to childhood animal cruelty,
increase recognition of the relationship between animal cruelty, domestic abuse and violence, and
promote early intervention to safeguard animals and human victims of abuse.
You can find out more about our previous workshops on our Reflective Workshops page.
To produce high quality research that furthers understanding of child-animal interactions to ensure reciprocally positive relationships, enhancing both child wellbeing and animal welfare.
We are always happy to discuss research ideas and help where we can. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with us.