Report that outlines views on the complaints process in the youth justice system, from the perspectives and capturing the experiences of children in that system.
It builds on the previous work of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and User Voice in this field.
A report of a survey into the experiences of more than 1,600 gay young people in schools across Britain.
Serious Case Review that looks at the circumstances surrounding the sudden unexpected death of a young woman (Child S) in Rotherham.
On Tuesday 12th October 2010 as a result of a search by South Yorkshire Police, Child S’s body was recovered from a canal. She had sustained multiple stab wounds. Child S was a 17-year-old single parent, having a four month old child (Infant A). Child S had been known to a number of agencies over a lengthy period.
Briefing that outlines new analysis of a range of research into single homelessness amongst people aged 18-25. The study looks at people’s experiences of homelessness including the reasons why young people first become homeless; their housing histories and backgrounds as well as the vulnerabilities they face and lengths they go to in order to avoid the harsh reality of sleeping on the streets.
Literature review that aims to identify the existing evidence in relation to children and young people’s views of the processes, and to identify any gaps. At the time of publication, the Government has released the Adoption Action Plan (DfE, 2012) with measures designed to reduce delays in the adoption process.
The views and experiences of children already in the care system will be vital in helping to ensure that changes to current systems meet their individual needs and improve their life chances.
Small scale qualitative research to respond to and enhance understandings of the complex nature of sexting and the role of mobile technologies within peer teen networks. It was designed as a pilot study – to investigate a phenomenon whose nature, scale and dimensions were unknown.
Thus the research itself also was small in scale and exploratory in nature and also culturally and geographically specific.
Report that presents the findings of the independent evaluation of the pilot of NCS in 2011. The evaluation involved: a series of case studies assessing what worked in the delivery and implementation of the programme; before and after surveys with NCS participants and a comparable group of non-participating 16 year olds to measure the impact of the programme; and economic analysis of the costs and benefits of the programme.
Case study about developing good relationships between young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and staff in a residential children’s home.
Policy review which focuses on situation of some specific youth groups in the European youth policy context, such as the homeless or those at risk of homelessness, migrant, ethnic minority youth and those young people with public care backgrounds.
This article provides evidence that, in the field of education, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities suffer manifestly unequal outcomes. Drawing particularly on the authors’ first hand experience of working to advance educational equality for these communities in one area of London, the article explores some of the reasons why this is the case, highlighting the day-to-day experiences of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families.