survey methods

The second destitution tally: an indication of thee extent of destitution among asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and refugees

The second destitution tally survey took place between 1st and 31st October 2008, and aimed to capture statistics on destitution of asylum seekers throughout the UK by surveying visitors to agencies belonging to the Asylum Support Partnership.

The report is in two parts: the Executive Summary provides a brief overview of the research for policy makers, setting out the aim of the exercise, the key findings, conclusions and recommendations; and the Research Results section gives additional evidence to reinforce the key findings.

The Prince's Trust YouGov youth index

Report presenting the results of a study carried out by YouGov of the feelings of young people about the state of their lives and their prospects for the future. The study showed a significant proportion of young people felt life has no purpose and that a supportive family is vital to a young person's wellbeing.

Primary carers - identifying and providing support to carers in primary care

Report containing a series of proposals for improving the way primary care services such as primary care trusts, GPs and primary health care teams identify and support carers.

Children's experience of private fostering

Report detailing the results of a survey of privately fostered children to see how well the rules and regulations governing private fostering are working out.

Working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential child care : sharing effective practice

Paper reporting on a knowledge review carried out to pinpoint what is known about effective working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential care.

More or Less

More or Less is a series of programmes on BBC Radio 4 and is part of the Open2.net website. Open2.net is the online learning portal from the Open University and the BBC. More or Less examines the role numbers, statistics and figures play in our everyday lives and considers where these figures come from, what they mean - and how they can shape our lives.

Count Us In: Achieving inclusion in Scottish schools

A 2002 report based on a survey by HM Inspectorate of Education of good practice in Scottish schools. Identifies seven key messages for practice.

Services for disabled children: questionnaire testing

This report outlines the results of one stage of a larger project being carried out by NatCen on behalf of the DCSF and the Department of Health (DH). The overall aim of the project is to develop a questionnaire and survey design to measure parents’ experience of services for their disabled children.

The survey data would feed into a performance indicator to measure the core offer (information, transparency, assessment, participation and feedback) as well as the general experience of families with disabled children.

Fitting the bill : local policing for the 21st century

Paper looking at whether, and to what extent, increased local autonomy for the police could improve policing in England and arguing for a greater emphasis on partnership policing and neighbourhood policing.