Research Reports

One Family undertakes research in a number of key areas. You can read and/or download recent research documents in PDF format below.

Child Contact Centres

Child Contact Centre: Key Learnings
One Family’s response to the Evaluation with key learnings and recommendations for policy makers.

Child Contact Centre Evaluation 2013 – Executive Summary
Summary of the evaluation of the Child Contact Centre’s performance and impact.

Child Contact Centre Evaluation 2013
The purpose of this evaluation is to evaluate the Child Contact Centre’s performance and impact and to identify key issues for future child contact service provision. 

Research on Child Contact Centres in Ireland 2009
One Family launched a major piece of qualitative research on the need for Child Contact Centres in Ireland.


Lone Parents and Employment: What Are The Real Issues?
One Family, supported by the Combat Poverty Agency, conducted a major quantitative study of Lone Parents on the One Parent Family Payment.

One Family Employer Toolkit
Supported by the Equality Authority, the Toolkit promotes equality in the workplace. It  is aimed at retail businesses, because the retail sector attracts a larger proportion of lone parents than other employment sectors in the economy. 


Human rights based approach to achieving Social Inclusion and Equality
The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland and One Family, supported by the Combat Poverty Agency, produced this introduction to international human rights conventions and how they can be used to advance the rights of one-parent families.