Family, community and society

Evaluation of AET's Talk About Alcohol Intervention
Evaluation of AET's Talk About Alcohol Intervention
Sarah Lynch, Jack Worth and Sally Bradshaw September 2015, Research Report

The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) commissioned NFER to conduct an independent evaluation of their Talk About Alcohol intervention. This showed some evidence of a delay in the age of drinking alcohol.



Young people and e-safety
Young people and e-safety
Karen Wespieser May 2015, Research Report

This report looks at the online activities of London’s young people. The report highlights that children and young people use technology to have fun, study and communicate with others.



Randomised trial evaluation of the In:tuition programme
Randomised trial evaluation of the In:tuition programme
Sarah Lynch, Helen Poet, Ben Styles et al March 2015, Research Report

This randomised control trial examined the impact of the In:tuition alcohol education and life skills programme on primary and secondary students’ attitudes, knowledge and drinking behaviour.



Longer-term impact of safeguarding children peer reviews
Longer-term impact of safeguarding children peer reviews
Kerry Martin, Emily Buchanan and Jennifer Jeffes February 2014, Research Report

The LGA commissioned NFER to conduct an evaluation tracking the impact of safeguarding children peer reviews in six councils over a one-year period.



Relationship Support Interventions Evaluation
Relationship Support Interventions Evaluation
NFER February 2014, Research Report

This evaluation sought evidence on the effectiveness and value for money of three types of relationship support intervention: Marriage; Let’s Stick Together; and couple counselling.



'We should have been helped from day one': Key messages about neglect and early intervention for elected members
'We should have been helped from day one': Key messages about neglect and early intervention for elected members
NFER January 2014, Research Summary

This summary presents LARC's key messages for elected members who may be interested in these findings and our recommendations.



Key messages about neglect and early intervention for LSCBs
Key messages about neglect and early intervention for LSCBs
NFER January 2014, Research Summary

This summary presents LARC's key messages for Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) members who may be interested in these findings and our recommendations.



'Teachers want to teach and not be social workers'
'Teachers want to teach and not be social workers'
NFER January 2014, Practical Guide

This summary presents the Local Authorities Research Consortium’s (LARC) key messages for those working in and with the education sector.



'We should have been helped from day one'
'We should have been helped from day one'
NFER January 2014, Practical Guide

This summary presents key messages for GPs, health visitors and other health practitioners and managers who work with families on a daily basis.



Evaluation of the Bracknell Forest Council Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Service (DAPS)
Evaluation of the Bracknell Forest Council Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Service (DAPS)
Liz Phillips December 2013, Research Report

reason (the research, evaluation and analysis support network) has supported Bracknell Forest Council to evaluate its Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Service (DAPS).



What works in supporting children and young people to overcome persistent poverty? A review of UK and international literature
What works in supporting children and young people to overcome persistent poverty? A review of UK and international literature
Julie Nelson, Kerry Martin and Gill Featherstone May 2013, Research Report

This review was undertaken for the OFMDFM to inform the research base upon which equality and social need policies are developed and evaluated in Northern Ireland.



Evaluation of the YJB Pilot Resettlement Schemes
Evaluation of the YJB Pilot Resettlement Schemes
Liz Phillips, Robert Smith, Kerry Martin et al September 2012, Research Report

NFER was jointly commissioned by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and the Social Research Division of the Welsh Government to undertake an evaluation of the YJB Pilot Resettlement Schemes.



NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus April 2012 Survey: Volunteering in schools
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus April 2012 Survey: Volunteering in schools
Karen Lewis and Bernadetta Brzyska August 2012, Omnibus/Panel Survey

NFER asked teachers in the April 2012 Teacher Voice Omnibus survey about who currently volunteers in schools and in what capacity the volunteers are utilised.



Local authorities' approaches to children's trust arrangements
Local authorities' approaches to children's trust arrangements
Claire Easton, Monica Hetherington, Robert Smith et al July 2012, Research Report

The LGA commissioned NFER to investigate LAs’ approaches to children’s trust arrangements and how they fulfil their duty to promote co-operation with partners to improve young people's health and wellbeing.



Evaluation of the NYA tailored support offer to local authorities: Case studies report
Evaluation of the NYA tailored support offer to local authorities: Case studies report
Clare Southcott, Eleanor Stevens, Kelly Kettlewell and David Sims July 2012, Research Report

The LGA commissioned NFER to undertake an evaluation of the National Youth Agency (NYA) programme of tailored support to local authorities.



A good practice overview of fostering and adoption activity
A good practice overview of fostering and adoption activity
Claire Easton, Anneka Dawson, Fiona Walker et al June 2012, Research Report

The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned NFER to carry out a good practice review of innovative approaches to fostering and adoption.



A good practice overview of fostering and adoption activity: Case study reports
A good practice overview of fostering and adoption activity: Case study reports
Claire Easton, Anneka Dawson, Fiona Walker et al June 2012, Research Report

The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the NFER to carry out a good practice review of innovative approaches to fostering and adoption practice.



The impact of Safeguarding Children Peer Reviews
The impact of Safeguarding Children Peer Reviews
Claire Easton, Kerry Martin and Fiona Walker May 2012, Research Report

An evaluation of the Safeguarding Children Peer Reviews, exploring the impact of the peer review process on authorities with a Notice to Improve.



The experiences of fostering and adoption processes - the views of children and young people: Literature review and gap analysis
The experiences of fostering and adoption processes - the views of children and young people: Literature review and gap analysis
Mary Minnis and Fiona Walker May 2012, Research Report

This literature review aimed to identify the existing evidence in relation to young people’s views of the processes associated with fostering and adoption services and to identify any gaps.



Supporting families with complex needs: Findings from LARC4
Supporting families with complex needs: Findings from LARC4
Claire Easton, Gill Featherstone, Helen Poet et al March 2012, Research Report

This is the fourth report from LARC and explores the interface between the common assessment framework (CAF) multi-agency teams and social care in meeting children and families' needs.



Targeting children's centre services on the most needy families
Targeting children's centre services on the most needy families
Pippa Lord, Clare Southcott and Caroline Sharp December 2011, Research Report

This research aims to provide local authority early years’ and children’s services leaders, and children’s centre managers with evidence of how children’s centre services are targeting the most disadvantaged families.



Feasibility study for the trials of Payment by Results for children's centres
Feasibility study for the trials of Payment by Results for children's centres
Ivana La Valle, Jennifer Gibb, Bernadetta Brzyska et al November 2011, Research Report

91048 - NFER worked with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) on the first research study on Payment by Results (PbR) for children’s centres.



Police officers in schools: A scoping study
Police officers in schools: A scoping study
Emily Lamont, Shona Macleod and Anne Wilkin October 2011, Research Report

This study explored the range of ways that police are working with schools, the impacts of this kind of work, the challenges experienced and the key ingredients for success.



Local authorities' perceptions of how parents and young people with special educational needs will be affected by the 2011 Green Paper
Local authorities' perceptions of how parents and young people with special educational needs will be affected by the 2011 Green Paper
Nalia George, Monica Hetherington and Caroline Sharp September 2011, Research Report

LA perspectives of how parents of children with SEN and of Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities would be affected by the 2011 DfE Green Paper on SEN and Disability.



Local authority progress in tackling child poverty
Local authority progress in tackling child poverty
Julie Nelson, Lisa O'Donnell and Caroline Filmer-Sankey May 2011, Research Report

The Local Government Group commissioned NFER to assess local authorities’ progress in meeting the duties placed on them by the 2010 Child Poverty Act.



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