Posts tagged Research
Coram Voice Care Leavers Study 2018

Coram Voice has released findings from their most recent survey with care leavers in England. Findings from the responses of 474 16-25 year old care leavers who completed the survey in six local authorities in England in 2018 include:

  • 63% of care leavers agreed with the statement ‘I always feel safe where I live’,

  • 67% agreed that ‘Where I live is right for me’

  • 86% agreed that they felt involved in their pathway planning all or some of the time.

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"#NewFilters to manage the impact of social media on young people's mental health and wellbeing" Report

A new report by the The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on social media and young people's mental health and wellbeing has published a report highlighting key findings from their research.

Findings include:

  • social media can have a range of positive effects, but children who spend time on social networking sites are more likely to have symptoms of mental ill health than those who do not

  • social media is seen by many young people as having a negative impact on their self esteem.

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Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood: A Literature Review - The Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society has released a new Literature Review looking at research which explores the influence of gender stereotyping on young children and how the internalisation of outdated stereotypes can affect the academic attainment levels in boys and the self-confidence, self-esteem and career aspirations in girls.

Chapters include “Learning Gender”, “Education in early childhood and gender” and “What are the effects of gender stereotyping?”

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State of Children's Rights 2018 The Children's Rights Alliance for England Report

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England have published their latest report looking at how the government has helped to protect or hinder children’s rights in 2018. It covers areas including Poverty and Homelessness, Safeguarding, Education and Health.

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"Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime: Lessons from London" Ofsted Report

Ofsted has published findings from a research project into knife crime and safeguarding children and young people in education in London. Recommendations from the research in 29 schools, colleges and pupil referral units (PRUs) include:

  • local community safety partnerships should involve schools in developing and implementing strategies to address serious youth violence

  • the Department for Education (DfE) should collect data about the managed moves of children between schools

  • safeguarding partners should involve schools in assessing and responding to local needs

  • schools should share full information with one another when children move between education settings

  • schools should consider how their personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) curriculum reflects local issues, including knife crime.

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PSHE Association Report: Trainee teachers and PSHE education: A snapshot

A report containing research conducted by the PSHE Association into how trainee teachers learn about PSHE education through the analysis of the experiences of trainee teachers going through ITE in the West Midlands.

Key findings include:

  • PSHE education being often conflated with pastoral provision, so providers are unaware that they are failing to address PSHE

  • Organisational attitudes have a demonstrable impact on the quality of trainee teachers’ experiences

  • The level of PSHE input differs depending on secondary subject specialism.

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Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk Report: Breaking Down The Barriers: Findings of the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage

The Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk (Agenda) has released a report looking at the experiences of women, children and young people who have survived domestic abuse and/or sexual violence and how this links to being disadvantaged.

The report includes a section on children and finds that: women facing multiple disadvantage are reluctant to seek help for fear of losing their children; and not enough is being done to support children or consider their needs when they are removed into care. 

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Children's Social Care Questionnaire Results Report 2018

Ofsted has published a report looking at what children and young people told them about their experiences of living in social care settings in England, including children’s homes, boarding schools and living with foster carers.

3,024 children and young people responded to questionnaires which found that: 79% of children and young people living in children’s homes said they were "always" well looked after, compared with 93% of children and young people living in foster care; 76% of those living in residential special schools and 56% of children and young people living in boarding schools.

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Keeping Kids Safe: Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation

A new report from the Children’s Commissioner which explores the experiences of young people in England who are members of gangs. The report is based on findings from a 12 month engagement programme with children, their families and professionals, analysis of data, learning from serious case reviews, and research.

The report looks at: the characteristics of children involved in gangs, the children most at risk of being groomed and exploited by gangs, how those responsible for safeguarding children responded to the rise in gang violence, the Government’s response and how children and young people can be kept safe from gang violence. 

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NSPCC World Book Day Booklist 2019

A comprehensive booklist for secondary school teachers to explore for World Book Day, which takes place on the 7th March. Book recommendations include “Don’t worry, be happy: a child’s guide to overcoming anxiety” by Poppy O’ Neil and “Ethical research with children: untold narratives and taboos” by Sarah Richards.

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Sex Education Forum Briefing on RSE

A briefing prepared by the Sex Education Forum prepared for Parliamentarians to make the case for parents to encourage their children to engage in RSE. The research contained within the briefing can also be used by primary and secondary schools to help make the case to parents to put on empowering, comprehensive RSE.

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Learning from HeadStart: the relationship between mental health and school attainment, attendance, and exclusions in young people aged 11-14

A research report by the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and the Evidence Based Practice Unit, based at University College London exploring findings from analysis of the HeadStart programme, designed to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 10-16 and how participation affected school attainment, attendance and number of school exclusions.

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The effectiveness of Art Therapy in reducing internalising and externalising problems of Female Adolescents

An interesting study by Yasaman Bazargan and Shahla Pakdaman looking at how Art Therapy can be utilised to help improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young women experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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