Family, community and society
Evaluation of AET's Talk About Alcohol InterventionSeptember 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-safetyMay 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 programmeMarch 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 reviewsFebruary 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 EvaluationFebruary 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 membersJanuary 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 LSCBsJanuary 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'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'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)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 literatureMay 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 SchemesSeptember 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 schoolsAugust 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 arrangementsJuly 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 reportJuly 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 activityJune 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 reportsJune 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 ReviewsMay 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 analysisMay 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 LARC4March 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 familiesDecember 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 centresNovember 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 studyOctober 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 PaperSeptember 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 povertyMay 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.