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Evaluation of the Elklan Talking Matters Programme

Researchers from the University of Sheffield's department of Human Communication Sciences carried out an independent evaluation of the Elklan Talking Matters programme, a training programme aimed at staff who work with pre-school children in early years settings.

The Impact of Neglect on Brain Development

Johanna Bick and Charles A. Nelson's 2017 paper provides a concise and accessible introduction to some of the main theories in brain development, prominent studies that have increased our understanding of the impact of early experiences on the brain, and research that indicates some of the most promising ways to ameliorate the impact of early adversity.

Why Families on a Low Income are Spending More During Covid-19

The Pandemic Pressures study is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation think-tank and the Nuffield Foundation-funded Covid Realities research project at the University of York. In general, average household spending has fallen by 10 per cent during the pandemic with decreased spend on leisure activities, meals out, holidays and commuting costs.

Transition from care to college

How the Higher Education Champions mentor support programme has helped looked-after children move successfully to university, and the key factors behind its success.

E-Safety: Screen Time

Although the phrase "screen time" is not typically part of parents' vocabulary, the description of screen time is something parents deal with daily. Parents are exploring the benefits of screen time while mitigating the risks and managing their own behaviour to be role models for their children.

Research Report: Evidence for Energy Conservation During Pubertal Growth

Children are particularly susceptible to weight gain at two stages - in infancy, which is probably attributable to diet and lifestyle choices made by parents, and again in puberty. A research team led by the University of Exeter Medical School undertook an investigation into the factors driving weight gain in adolescence.