Practice

We work with children’s services professionals at all levels and across all agencies, helping them to change and improve the way they respond to vulnerable children and their families.

Policy

We work at local and national level, developing strategies for new ways of working and project managing initiatives that translate policies into practice.

Research

We conduct small-scale service reviews, work with university partners on quantitative and qualitative research studies, and advise agencies conducting their own audits and evaluations.

Liz Brown

29 June 1951 – 23 November 2017

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It is now a year since the death of Liz, our beloved friend and work colleague with whom we worked closely for over 15 years. We continue to be inspired by her passionate commitment to supporting vulnerable children and families, and doing so in ways that were all about ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’ families. We have been comforted during the year by the many expressions of high praise for Liz’s work. Only last week an eminent academic told us: “I know what an important force for good she was in our field.”

Click here for our full obituary about Liz’s life and work.

Mary Ryan and Jo Tunnard

December 2018

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Making a difference to services for vulnerable children and families

Working together as RyanTunnardBrown for over 15 years, we bring to our work a unique combination of skills and experience in social work, law, education, policy and research.

Our aim is to help organisations make a tangible difference to children’s lives and life chances, drawing on what we have learnt over the years about the essential ingredients of work with children and families.

Scroll through the website pages to read about our work and publications.