Research

This study looked at children's lived experiences of domestic violence and coercive control, and considers whether understanding them as direct victims might have implications for support services, including social care, mental health support and legal protection.

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.

Shared Picture Book Reading and Language Development

By The Early Intervention Foundation |

26 March 2019

Training parents to share picture books with their children has long been seen as a strategy to support development through scaffolding early cognition and language development.

Post-natal depression (PND) is estimated to affect 10-15 per cent of women in high-income countries, with higher rates in low- and middle-income countries.

The Impact of Neglect on Brain Development

By The Early Intervention Foundation |

26 March 2019

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.

Supporting Parents and Infants Through the Healthy Child Programme

By The Early Intervention Foundation |

26 March 2019

This is a comprehensive review of the latest evidence of relevance to the Healthy Child Programme.

Researchers at the University of Oxford analysed data from the National Pupil Database for all pupils in England aged five to 16, between 2005 and 2016, to find out which ethnic groups were disproportionally represented in groups of children with SEN, and which types of SEN this applied to.

The Early Years Workforce in England: A Comparative Analysis

By Charlotte Goddard |

26 February 2019

The Education Policy Institute examine the demographics and qualifications of the early years workforce, how these have changed over time, and how they compare with other sectors.

The Social Determinants of LGBT Youth Suicidality in England

By Charlotte Goddard |

29 January 2019

International research has consistently found young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) are at a higher risk of suicide and self-harm compared with heterosexual peers.

Youth Drinking in Decline

By Charlotte Goddard |

02 January 2019

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.