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Adult skills and higher education: separation or union?

Paper assessing and discussing the position of adult skills training in England in the context of the creation of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the continuation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It argues that giving responsibility for funding adult skills training to the DIUS risks adult skills being left behind by higher education.

Growing up in Scotland: use of childcare by parents of young children

Research findings which examine the use of childcare for both the baby and toddler cohorts of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) longitudinal research project, and how cost, type, mix of formal and informal provision, duration and childcare preferences vary according to parents’ socio-economic circumstances.

Differences in attitudes towards employment and childcare are also explored.

When hassle means help : the international lessons of conditional welfare

Report providing an overview of the conditionality-based welfare systems in the United States, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Norway and comparing these with the UK system to see if they hold any lessons for the welfare system in the UK.

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2008

Survey assessing what progress has been made in alleviating social problems in the areas of welfare, employment, education, health, crime and community.

Commissioning for change: commissioning service changes for people with learning disabilities

Workbook intended to help local authority and health partners gather data from across the whole system in order to assist capacity planning and inform local commissioning plans when considering learning disability services.

Britain's poorest children revisited : evidence from the British Household Panel Survey 1994-2002

Britain’s Poorest Children Revisited focuses on the experience of severe and persistent child poverty in the UK during the period 1994- 2002. The report begins by examining trends in childhood experience of severe and non-severe poverty between 1994 and 2002, with particular reference to changes after 1997, when new policies were introduced to address the problem of child poverty in the UK.

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland annual report 2006/07

Annual report of the Richmond Fellowship Scotland, a charity providing community-based services for people who require support in their lives. The services work in person-centred ways to offer choice, promote inclusion and maximise ability.

Can work eradicate child poverty?

This report examines the extent to which work can contribute to the eradication of child poverty, and identifies a number of issues that necessarily arise if work is seen as the best route out of poverty. The government has repeatedly stated that work is the best route out of poverty. This implies that work is not the only route, but is the preferred or main route in tackling child poverty. This report examines the extent to which there is underemployment among parents and a desire to work among parents who are not currently working.

Impact evaluation of a pilot mental health in the workplace training initiative

Report of a study which assessed the effectiveness and appropriateness of a pilot mental health in the workplace training initiative. In particular it reports on the immediate impact of the initiative, the intermediate outcomes and makes recommendations for the future based on course content, delivery mechanisms and future roll out.