young people

Evaluation of national citizen service pilots: interim report

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.

Preparing young people who are looked after for independence in adulthood: Libertas Children's Home

Case study about developing good relationships between young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and staff in a residential children’s home.

Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society: more opportunities, better access and higher solidarity

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.

Educational equality for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and young people in the UK

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.

Hidden talents: a statistical overview of the participation patterns of young people aged 16-24

Document that offers a start point for the LocalGovernment Association (LGA) commissioned researchto inform the Hidden Talents programme. It reviewsavailable statistics, data and commentary to establish what can be reasonably deduced to inform policy and work in response to young people aged 16–24 years who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

Hidden talents: supporting the most disengaged young people into employment, education and training

Paper that argues for the need to join up and personalise support for the most disengaged young people, and those at risk of longer term disengagement, to participate more effectively in work, learning and volunteering.

Alcohol through our eyes - Young people’s representations of drinking in Scotland

This book is based on a research project that explored how young men and women use alcohol as they move from their mid teens through to their late twenties. This period of life
is sometimes referred to as ‘the transition to adulthood’. We wanted to find out more about young people’s experiences of drinking during this time in their lives. To explore this in a dynamic way, we conducted eight activity based focus groups with young adults aged between 16–30.

Young people, gender and alcohol

Report that explores how a key population group, young adults, feel about their drinking and what influences their choices with a view to identifying the strategies most likely to change norms around alcohol, norms that are currently on a trajectory of increasing cost and burden for society.

An outcomes framework for young people

Outcomes framework designed to support understanding and measurement of the connections between intrinsic personal and social development outcomes and longer-term extrinsic outcomes. The framework: - Proposes a model of seven interlinked clusters of social and emotional capabilities that are of value to all young people, supported by a strong evidence base demonstrating the links to longer-term outcomes. - Sets out a matrix of available tools to measure these capabilities, outlining which capabilities they cover, and key criteria such as their cost and the number of users.

Social justice: transforming lives

Report that looks at the scale of the challenge of transforming lives in terms of social justice, including supporting families, keeping young people on track, supporting the most disadvantaged adults, and how to deliver social justice.