Flint has evolved as a result from the
lack of comprehension towards family matters that is frequently
demonstrated by the UK legal system and other associated organisations.
Flint has been developed into a politically independent social
policy research centre.
Flint's work is allied to our
interests in children, young people, grandparents and families.
It takes a variety of forms including large scale surveys,
quasi-experimental studies, smaller qualitative projects,
literature reviews and evaluations. We also arrange seminars,
workshops and conferences.
Topics we focus on include parenting,
fatherhood, young offenders, prevention and intervention for
antisocial behaviour and drug misuse, child maltreatment,
child protection and child/adolescent mental health issues.
FLINT Mission Statement
Flint disseminates research findings and
analysis that promote and enhance access to children for both
parents and grandparents and monitors the care, the efficiency
and effectiveness of the legal and social services care services
and their delivery.
FLINT also provides a vehicle
through which forums and briefings for policy makers, the
social services sector, families, the government, and the
media are held in order to increase understanding of the issues
affecting families and children.
We believe that only an
open and honest government along with the true independence
of the media, State Authorities and the judiciary will enable
progress to be made in these areas which have been badly let
down by those responsible.