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Leaving Care Report

Statistical data and biographical stories record that the life opportunities for young people leaving care has been a cause for major concern for decades. Comparisons between the various placement options are made from the data regarding the final care placement.

Youth Drinking in Decline

The University of Sheffield's Alcohol Research Group is part of a new project funded by the Wellcome Trust, which aims to examine the patterns and causes of the decline in youth drinking in England.

Bullying - Evidence from Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Cohort 2

More than 10,000 young people in year 11 were interviewed for the second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England in 2015. Researchers used this data to find out whether bullying is increasing and what kind of young people are more likely to suffer bullying. They compared answers with responses from the same young people a year before and with findings from a similar survey in 2006.

Safe Foster Care for Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation

This study is the first UK evaluation of specialist foster care for children at risk, or victims, of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and/or trafficking. It investigates how well the Safe Accommodation Project reduced risk and safeguarded these children.

Foster-Care Commissioning in an Age of Austerity: The Experiences and Views of the Independent Provider Sector in One English Region

This paper reports findings from a study on the effects of austerity measures on local authority commissioners and independent fostering providers (IFPs) in the year following the coalition government's first Spending Review in 2010. It highlights legal and procedural factors which may present a challenge to effective foster-care provision.