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Relationships in Good Hands (RIGHT) Trial Update and Phase 3 Progress

31 October 2022
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Recruitment for the UK Relationships in Good Hands (RIGHT) Trial has increased recently and we are looking forward to bringing our new sites on board in the coming months.

We will be opening our Nottingham site in October and are making good progress with other potential locations. There are slots left for new families in our existing sites so please get in touch if you have any potential cases to discuss.

A reminder of our eligibility criteria, we are looking for:

  • Children aged 5-12
  • Adopted or in a permanent foster placement
  • With difficulties as a result of abuse and neglect in early life

Clinical Research Networks

We are extremely grateful for the assistance of number of local Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) who are supporting us by providing research nurses to carry out visits with our trial participants. All of the visits are currently happening remotely via Microsoft Teams.

The other CRNs who provided staff to attend training included East Midlands, West Midlands and Eastern, and we are hoping to be working with the South West Peninsula and Yorkshire and Humber teams in due course.

Feasibility review day

At the start of May, many of the co-investigators gathered in Glasgow (and two remotely!) to review the feasibility stage of the trial and consolidate learning from it as we move into the definitive phase of the trial.

We worked through the research questions in turn to identify things that had been going well and areas that need work. This data is vital for enabling our health economists to make calculations about the cost of service use in each part of the study. 

We also spent some time considering ways in which we could raise the profile of the trial. This has led us to making connections with Adoption UK as well as with Scottish adoption agencies St Andrew’s Children’s Society and St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society.

Eight co-investigators reviewing the feasibility of the trial, all White women, gather around a conference table. Seven are in the room and one is present using Zoom and a computer and projection set-up.

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To find out more about the Relationships in Good Hands (RIGHT) Trial, funded by NIHR, into the effectiveness of DDP on this website please visit our Research section and news archive.