young people

After care: young people's views on leaving care

Report that gives the views of young people, mainly from among those who have left care, about their experience of care and leaving care. As well as looking at what young people have said, we have also tried to see whether they have been getting what the law says that they should be. This report should give an important insight into how well the care system is doing for children and young people, and how it prepares them for their own future, through the eyes of those leaving care for independent adult life.

Generation lost: youth unemployment and the youth labour market

Report that examines the causes of youth unemployment , the youth labour market in UK and compared to other countries, and whether welfare to work programmes can reduce youth unemployment.

Staying put: 18+ family placement programme (Peer research report)

Summary report which reflects the views and experiences of young people from six pilot authorities (five operating the ‘pure familial’ model and one operating the ‘hybrid’ model).

The aims of the evaluation were to explore the role and contribution that staying put can make to promoting positive outcomes for young people, including:

CRFR research briefings

A Centre for Research on Families and Relationships web resource containing a series of briefing papers on the subjects of parental alcohol problems, young people's views of services, children's mental health, sexual health, quality of life, domestic and other violence, relationships, and other children's and families issues.

The early bird...preventing young people from becoming a NEET statistic

Despite increasing concern about youth unemployment, there has been little work to date focused on identifying those at risk of becoming NEET (Not in employment, education or training) and the evidence base on intervention programs that can make a difference.

Young and homeless: a survey of services and local authorities

Research that aimed to investigate the nature and extent of youth homelessness in England, and specifically to find out:

Growing up in Northern Ireland

Report that gives insight into the lives of a group of 18 young people from Northern Ireland during a period of profound economic, social and political change, from the mid- to late-1990s to 2010.

The young people featured in this study were part of a larger, long-term project and this study draws on their biographies and shows the impact of youth-relevant policies on real lives. It also identifies gaps and weaknesses in policies and service delivery.

Tackling homophobia and transphobia in settings supporting young people: what are the barriers and facilitators?

Report on homophobia and transphobia carried out in South Yorkshire that represents a collaborative piece of work between Sheffield Hallam University, Chilypep and the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health.

Still running 3

Early findings from the Children's Society's third national survey of young runaways, 2011.

The main aims of the survey were:
1. To provide up-to-date findings on rates and experiences of running away comparable with the two previous surveys conducted in 1999 and 2005
2. To provide new insights into the links between running away and other aspects of children’s lives, through the exploration of issues not covered in previous surveys, such as family change and subjective well-being.