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During 2012, Amplify (the Children’s Commissioner’s advisory group of children and young people) embarked on developing and carrying out a research project. As a group they decided they wanted to explore the impact that living in low income households had on children and young people’s lives. What makes this research…
Youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems facing Europe. It has increased substantially in most countries since the 2008–2009 financial crisis, but has been rising relative to the unemployment rate of older adults for far longer. This report presents new statistical analysis of the problem, and uses the results…
This summary presents the findings of a review of UK and international academic literature published since 2008, undertaken by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of Alcohol Research UK, between February and April 2013. The review builds on a variety of previous literature reviews, which present a…
Sexual violence towards children and young people living in gang-affected areas is often seen as normal and inevitable, according to ground-breaking research carried out by the University of Bedfordshire, published today. The study into gang-associated sexual violence towards, and exploitation of, young people in England has highlighted that there are…
Website WalesOnline has revealed details of an investigation in which they claim at least 221 looked after children were reported missing over the last two years Specific claims are that one teenage boy reported missing from care in April last year has been missing for exactly 19 months today. Also,…
This report reveals how poor exam results are causing young people to abandon their ambitions. The findings show that young people who leave school with few qualifications are more likely to scale down their aspirations for the future.
Tuesday, 20 Aug, 2013

Webwatch - Life Changes Trust

The Life Changes Trust (LCT) has been founded to transform the life chances of: ●    young people leaving care ●    people newly diagnosed with dementia and their carers. In Scotland, £50 million investment is being made by the BIG Lottery Fund (BIG) over ten years in these two target beneficiary…
Learning with Care, published by by HM Inspectors of Schools and the Social Work Service Inspectorate in 2001, highlighted the importance of improving the learning and development opportunities for those working with looked after children and care leavers. The Learning with Care training materials were developed and launched in 2003.…
Friday, 1 Feb, 2013

Webwatch - Young Digital

Digital and social media offer new and creative ways to conduct, as well as share, research. Capitalising on this is a team of researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow that has developed an enterprising initiative – a website resource for anyone with an interest in using digital media…
Youth courts, teen courts, student courts and peer courts (hereafter collectively referred to as “teen courts”) have rapidly spread across the nation in the past 10 years. From rather humble beginnings, current data indicates that 1,128 teen court programs are present in 49 states and the District of Columbia.1 They…
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010

The State of Happiness

Brings together four years of groundbreaking work based on in-depth pilots - from teaching resilience to children in schools to promoting neighbourliness - with three councils in very different areas of the country: Manchester, Herfordshire and South Tyneside.
The Columbine Victims and the Myth of the Juvenile Superpredator The Risk and Protective Factors of Violent Juvenile Offending: An Examination of Gender Differences Youth Violence in Context: The Roles of Sex, Race, and Community in Offending Emotional and Behavioral Problems of 13-to-18-Year-Old Incarcerated Female First-Time Offenders and Recidivists