Research

Researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) wanted to explore how parents and children engage with different forms of media to learn, create, communicate and play.

Researchers from the University of Sheffield and the University of Huddersfield set out to analyse spending on children's services by 150 local authorities between 2010 and 2015, looking in particular at how spending varied between poor and affluent areas.

Cordis Bright was commissioned by the government to review local authority support to non-EEA migrant children identified as potential victims of modern slavery, including trafficking.

Researchers aimed to identify potentially preventable failings along the whole care pathway, with a particular focus on care during labour, delivery and any resuscitation

The Influence of Adoption on Sibling Relationships

By Charlotte Goddard |

02 January 2018

Researchers from Cardiff University wanted to explore how sibling relationships are affected by adoption. These can include relationships with brothers and sisters outside the adoptive family, relationships between siblings placed for adoption together, and relationships with children already living in the adoptive family.

Evaluation of the Elklan Talking Matters Programme

By Charlotte Goddard |

28 November 2017

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.

Researchers from the University of Exeter set out to examine the links between permanent and temporary school exclusions, and children's mental health.

Analysing Repeated Referrals to Children's Services in England

By Charlotte Goddard |

26 September 2017

This study set out to discover the factors behind children receiving multiple referrals to local authority children's services. The analysis focused on 498,867 children referred during the financial year 2010/11.

They surveyed 561 providers delivering the extended hours and 2,257 parents using the extended hours, as well as analysing early years and school census data and interviewing local authority policy leads.

Research into whether the locus of control of children in foster care differs from that of children who have been adopted, children from disadvantaged backgrounds and children in the general population.