NFER is one of the four core partners in the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO). Funded by the Department for Education, the Centre launched on 10th July 2008.
C4EO - a consortium of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), Research in Practice (RiP), the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and NFER - aims to help those working in children’s services improve the life chances of all children and young people, in particular those who are most vulnerable. The Centre does this by identifying, coordinating and disseminating what works in order to significantly improve outcomes for children, young people and their families across nine themes - early years; disability; vulnerable (looked after) children; safeguarding; child poverty; schools and communities; youth; families, parents and carers; and early intervention.
NFER is responsible for C4EO’s evidence base - managing the knowledge (literature reviews and local practice examples) which provides the basis for the Centre’s work. We are also the lead organisation for C4EO’s schools and communities theme.