The ICE-CCFR is a research and educational institution within the Department of Social Work and is located at the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Iceland.
The Centre was established in 2006 in cooperation with institutions working on family issues in Icelandic society. Reykjavik - Division of Welfare, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Welfare, the Government Agency for Child Protection, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland Bishop's Office, Efling – Trade Union and Reykjanesbær municipality and later the Ombudsman for Children.
ICE-CCFR aims to support research in the field of social work related to children and family affairs, policy, services and development. The institute will also take initiative in planning, developing and executing new projects in the field. By this the centre works for strengthening research activity in general and in social work and thereby enhancing scientifically based knowledge in the field.
The objectives of ICE-CCFR are to produce high quality collaborative, inclusive research relevant to key issues in Children and Families affairs.