young people

Strategic review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs.

The report is structured in two parts. This first part highlights the key messages and the second part details the main findings and recommendations. Case studies demonstrate that getting the right help at the right time in the right place does make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with complex additional support needs and their families.   

Students in further and higher education are entitled to reasonable adjustments to their course and institution if they have a disability. This leaflet provides information about adjustments that can work for students with mental health problems. Leaflet published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in March 2012.

Framework to help address the key challenges in measuring impact on the lives of young people – strengthening and creating greater awareness of the evidence base and leading to greater coherence in language.

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.

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.