research report

Re-Ach Project evaluation support

Report of an evaluation of the Re-Ach Project, a two-year pilot programme whose purpose was, through challenging workshops and performance coaching, to "raise aspiration, engagement and achievement among young people who are least likely to succeed and achieve and most likely to indulge in behaviour which is not productive for them".

Money advice for vulnerable groups: final evaluation report

Report presenting the findings of an evaluation of eleven Scottish Executive funded pilot projects to test approaches to improving the accessibility and availability of money advice services for vulnerable groups.

The report bases its findings on an interim report and separate reports for each of the pilot projects.

Associations between childhood bereavement and children's background, experiences and outcomes : secondary analysis of the 2004 Mental Health of Children and Young People in Great Britain data

Report of a study which explored the background characteristics, experiences and outcomes of bereaved children using a nationally representative sample of 5- to 16- year-olds living in the UK. It examined differences between children who experienced the death of a parent or sibling and those who experienced the death of a friend.

Unfit for purpose : how car use fuels climate change and obesity

Study assessing the contribution of the rise in car travel to the decline in human energy expenditure and the consequent rise in obesity in the UK. It also investigates increased car travel's contribution to climate change and tries to show that these health and environment challenges have common origins and some common solutions.

Where next for pupils excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units?

Report of a study which looked at routes, destinations and outcomes for pupils permanently excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units. The study arose out of concerns over the quality of educational provision for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in England voiced by the Steer Report.

The circumstances of persistently poor families with children: evidence from the Families and Children Study (FACS)

While most research and government interest about poverty has focused on people who are currently experiencing low income, those who have a history of low-income experience have received less attention.

This report presents analysis of the persistence of low income from the Families and Children Study (a large-scale longitudinal study of families with children funded by DWP with contributions from Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department for Transport).

What works in enabling cross-community interactions?: perspectives on good policy and practice

This report briefly reviews the evidence for the current state of community interaction within England, together with theoretical approaches such as ‘contact theory’ which can inform activities that bring individuals and groups together. The report then draws on the expertise of 28 practitioners from across the country who highlight activities which can be used to stimulate greater interaction and the obstacles and barriers that exist.

Employers' role in the low-pay/no-pay cycle

Study which examines the pressures which lead to employers offering low-paid, insecure jobs and also considers the scope for change.