Engaging children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the natural environment
Defra commissioned NatCen to conduct this research into current provision of activities that support children and young people’s engagement with the natural environment outside of school.
Independent Evaluation of the National Online Tuition Pilot
The National Online Tuition Pilot aimed to support disadvantaged pupils by providing fully subsidised tuition during the summer of 2020, during and following the COVID-19 school ‘closures’. The pilot was delivered by four established tutoring organisations and reached 1,425 learners in 65 schools.
Scottish Study of Early Learning and Childcare
This study assesses the expansion of government funded early learning and childcare
Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers
Major research project that provides the Department for Education with the critical information needed to monitor and evaluate childcare and early years provision.
Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey
This survey looks at the mental health of children and young people, experiences of family life, education and services, and worries and anxieties during the coronavirus pandemic.
Contact following placement in care, adoption or special guardianship: implications for children and young people’s wellbeing
This evidence review examines the implications of contact for the wellbeing of children and young people who have been separated from their birth relatives in public-law contexts.
The influence of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues on character education in schools
We were commissioned by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues to conduct an evaluative survey to provide JCCV with a better idea of the extent and nature of its impact on schools and practitioners.
The effects of digital contact on children and young people’s wellbeing
This rapid evidence review examines the effects of digital contact on the wellbeing of children and young people who have been separated from their birth relatives in public and private law contexts.
Evaluation of Project Success
Project Success aimed to use text messages to improve GCSE English and/maths re-sit pass rates.
Safeguarding children from sexual abuse in residential schools
This research aimed to explore how child sexual abuse is understood in England and Wales, understand residential schools’ safeguarding practice against child sexual abuse, and collate views on good practice to prevent, identify, report and respond to child sexual abuse in residential schools.