Supporting children with child welfare concerns in Africa: Involving formal and informal systems





Africa, child welfare, informal care systems

Author Biographies

Ebenezer Cudjoe, University of Essex

Ebenezer Cudjoe is a Lecturer in Childhood Studies with the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. His research primarily involves children in families facing difficulties with a particular focus in promoting positive outcomes for children and their families. He has conducted and published studies in areas of child protection, kinship care and out of home care including foster care. His research programme currently focuses on what it is like for children to live with a parent with mental illness, aiming to examine the children’s experiences and develop relevant interventions.

Prince Agwu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria / University of Dundee, UK

Prince Agwu is on the academic staff in the Social Work Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Research Fellow at the Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Social Policy and is Commonwealth Alumnus of the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. He is an Academic Editor for PLoS ONE, and the African Section Editor, Social Work and Social Sciences Review (SWSSR). His research niche is in social policy, focusing on health systems and policy/programme governance in migration and education. Prince has published widely in several refereed journals that are policy-focused on health systems, education, and migration.

Marcus Yu Lung Chiu, University of Bolton / University of Bangor, Wales

Marcus Chiu  is a Visiting Professor of School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Bolton, UK and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health and Society, Bangor University, Wales. He has lectured in different universities in Hong Kong and Singapore, and has been widely known for his advocacy work with family caregivers of people with mental illness in Asia. His research interests include mental health, family caregiving, psychoeducation, and empowerment of disability groups. He is the Co-editor of Social Work and Social Sciences Review, and a board member of a number of peer-reviewed journals.






How to Cite

Cudjoe, E., Agwu, P., & Chiu, M. Y. L. (2023). Editorial: Supporting children with child welfare concerns in Africa: Involving formal and informal systems. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 24(1), 3-6. https://doi.org/10.1921/swssr.v24i1.2158

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