Family, community and society
Early intervention, using the CAF process, and its cost effectiveness: Findings from LARC3April 2011, Research Report
This report presents the broader picture that emerges from the Local Authority Research Consortium, building on the first two LARC projects conducted over the period 2007-09.
'Trying to get by': Consulting with children and young people on child povertyMarch 2011, Research Report
This study involved in-depth discussions with children and young people living in some of the most deprived areas in the country.
A review of preventative work in schools and other educational settings in Wales to address domestic abuseMarch 2011, Research Report
This review of school based work to address domestic abuse maps and reviews preventative work in schools and other educational settings to address domestic abuse.
An international perspective on integrated children's servicesJuly 2010, Research Report
A review of international literature relating to the integration of children's services, and identifies British, American and Norwegian evidence of the benefits of an integrated approach to Early Years provision.
Positivity in practice: Approaches to improving perceptions of young people and their involvement in crime and anti-social behaviourJune 2010, Research Report
This NFER study highlights the approaches that LAs and partner organisations are undertaking to improve perceptions of young people in their communities, especially in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour.
An analysis of youth offending teams' inspection reportsJune 2010, Research Report
This study into Youth Offending Teams examined evidence from inspection reports, Annual Performance Assessments of Services for Children and Young People, and National Performance Indicator data on youth offending issues.
Intergenerational practice: Outcomes and effectivenessJune 2010, Research Report
NFER along with the National Youth Agency and National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, was commissioned by the LGA to examine what works in intergenerational practice.
Evaluation of the Children in Trouble ProgrammeMarch 2010, Research Report
This report documents the achievements and challenges of the four pilot projects of the Children in Trouble programme, following an evaluation by the NFER.
Young people, crime and public perceptions: A review of the literatureFebruary 2009, Research Report
NFER conducted a literature review which sought to examine the relationship between actual levels of youth crime and the public’s perception of youth crime.
Improving children's attainment through a better quality of family-based support for learningNovember 2008, Research Report
The report is based on an appraisal of publication abstracts and presents key findings based on an in-depth appraisal of 11 studies.
Children and young people's survey (2008)September 2008, Research Report
A survey which provided a wealth of information for Kent County Council and its partners, clusters and individual schools on the views and experiences of children and young people.
Outcomes of the Youth Opportunity Fund / Youth Capital FundSeptember 2008, Research Report
The aim of this evaluation was to establish whether giving young people control and decision making power over local resources led to an increase in provision of quality positive activities.
Intergenerational practice: A review of the literatureMay 2008, Research Report
This report focuses on the findings from a literature review of what is known about the effectiveness of intergenerational practice conducted by NFER for the Local Government Association (LGA).
Integrated children's services: Enablers, challenges and impact. Research briefingMay 2008, Research Report
In support of the LARC research into the early outcomes from integrated children's services, NFER has undertaken a literature review to identify existing models and theories of integration.
The value of social care professionals working in extended schoolsMarch 2008, Research Report
This research, funded through NFER’s Research Development Fund, explores the impact of social care professionals working within the multi-disciplinary environment of an extended school.
Young people's perceptions of effective community cohesion practicesFebruary 2008, Research Report
This small-scale study explored young people’s views of community cohesion by working with two schools and local authorities in England.
Puente: Intergenerational Learning in Public Spaces, Mediated by TechnologyJanuary 2008, Research Report
The Puente project conducted action research in the area of intergenerational learning, which was defined as older members of the community learning together with young people in a collaborative way.
A treasure chest of service: The role of toy libraries within play policy in WalesDecember 2007, Research Report
Research identifying toy libraries do much more than loan toys - they provide a variety of important services to children, families, childcare providers and practitioners.
A treasure chest of service: The role of toy libraries within play policy in Wales. Executive summaryDecember 2007, Research Report
This research identified that toy libraries do much more than loan toys - they provide a variety of important services to children, families, childcare providers and practitioners.
The impact of school fires: A study of the wider economic and social impacts on schools and the local communityNovember 2007, Research Report
The study explored the impacts of school fires on schools (staff, pupils, parents and infrastructure) and on the wider community.
The impact of school fires: Executive summaryNovember 2007, Research Summary
This study explored the impacts of school fires on schools (staff, pupils, parents and infrastructure) and on the wider community.
Support for children who are educated at homeAugust 2007, Research Report
NFER conducted research for the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to examine the views of home educators about the support they receive from local authorities, other home-educating families, schools and other sources.
Youth Opportunity Fund and Youth Capital Fund: Evaluation findings from initial case study visitsJuly 2007, Research Report
This reports presents the key findings from the first phase of research into the Youth Opportunity Fund and Youth Capital Fund.
Schools as community-based organisationsJune 2007, Research Report
This research, commissioned by CFBT, explores the experiences of three primary and three secondary schools in their journey towards becoming community based organisations.
Every child matters: How school leaders in extended schools respond to local needsJune 2007, Research Report
This research examined how school leaders contextualise the principles of Every Child Matters and the leadership of extended schools for their local area.