The Institute is structured to ensure linkages between University faculties, departments and research units concerned with informing child policy and practice, and also to maintain linkages between the academic and policy environments.
The quality of Children's Institute research is ensured through peer review and the promotion of cross-disciplinary work.
Housed in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Institute is led by a director, who is assisted by a Governing Board:
The response to [the Children’s Act guide for ECD practitioners] was overwhelming. The provincial minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, who attended our learning event, has acknowledged the valuable contribution of it.
Trevor Lombard, SALGA Western Cape, March 2012