Andy’s current research focuses on the overemphasis and exaggeration of risk in the child protection system and the increasing separation of children from parents through adoption and care.
I am working with Professor David Tobis to promote parental advocacy and activism in child protection reform and in late 2018 we brought together parents and their allies from countries across the UK, Australia and the US to develop the International Parent Advocacy Network.
My research in the news
Tortoise Media has produced useful presentations of some of my data on referral rates and children placed for adoption. The ...Read More
My contribution on the Radio 5 Investigates programme about Fabricated and Induced Illness I come in just before 39 minutes ...Read More
One in every 23 children in Scotland is involved in child protection investigations a piece about my study from Professional ...Read More
Here's my interview from the Today Programme on 23rd January 2019. The National Audit Office report is Pressures on Children's ...Read More
David Tobis and Andy Bilson are leading a Masterclass in child protection system reform to be held at the University ...Read More
The BBC coverage of the first gathering of the International Parent Advocacy Network along with data on the rapidly increasing ...Read More
Coverage by the Guardian of my analysis of national statistics on children placed on child protection plans for the Transparency ...Read More
Child Maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s According to NICE: "This guideline covers the signs of possible child ...Read More
My new article has been published by Children and Youth Service Review. Read the accepted manuscript below or download here ...Read More
Children and Young People Now: An increasing proportion of children are subject to official child protection investigations before their fifth ...Read More