Our new Research film by film maker Paul Whittaker, looks at the importance of research into the likely causes of cleft lip and palate and at the sort of research projects that CLEFT supports. 

Our research strategy focuses on three key areas - to better understand the likely causes of clefts; to find new and kinder treatments and surgery to repair the cleft; and to improve the speech of children who have had cleft palate repairs.

Working with clinicians and researchers, we hope to find a few more pieces of the cleft puzzle.

If you are a researcher and would like more information or to apply for a grant, please click below:

Advice for researchers, click here

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Our research vision