Sophie Laws

Deputy Director

Research & Evaluation

Sophie has led the CSA Centre’s research and evaluation work from its launch. Overseeing a highly successful team, together they have produced over 40 widely referenced reports, ‘key messages’ summaries, briefings, articles and blogs, with many more planned.

She has extensive experience in conducting research and exploring the issues that matter for children and young people – bringing experience in social care, health and education that spans the NHS, UK, and international charities, working with key organisations including Barnardo’s, Coram and Save the Children. Sophie strongly values expertise from practice and lived experience, as well as research evidence, combining them carefully and clearly to inform a wide variety of audiences. Finally, Sophie heads up the continuous evaluation and learning of the CSA Centre’s work, to ensure impact and delivery to professional, service and family needs.