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How can we help young people with a social worker to thrive in education?

Doing well in school is among the strongest predictors of future life success. Although the relationship isn’t perfect – some people succeed without many or any qualifications, or return to education later in life – this relationship is important. Ensuring that young people can access and achieve in education is a priority for well-functioning societies.

Substance Use and Antisocial Behaviour in Adolescence

Researchers from University College London’s Centre for Longitudinal Studies analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study. This study collected information from nearly 10,000 people across the UK on a range of risky behaviours – including antisocial behaviour – when participants were 17 years old in 2018/19. Data on some of those behaviours had also been collected at ages 11 and 14.

Interventions to Improve the Response of Professionals to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Systematic Review

Despite the major public health and clinical impact of domestic violence and abuse, the response of health care professionals to women experiencing domestic abuse is often poorly informed and inappropriate. This systematic review looks at educational and structural or whole-system interventions that aim to improve professionals' understanding of, and response to, survivors and their children.

The Educational Aspirations and Psychological Wellbeing of Adopted Young People

Local authorities in England and Wales have a legal duty to report annually to central government on looked-after children's psychological wellbeing and academic attainment but this duty ends once children are adopted. Researchers from Cardiff University wanted to fill this gap in understanding of how young people adopted from the care system perform at school, looking at their wellbeing and aspirations around work and education.