Family, community and society
Community cohesion for children, young people and their families: A rapid review of policy, practice and research in local authoritiesJanuary 2007, Research Report
Highlighting research, best practice and current initiatives in community cohesion, this review is essential reading for all local authority staff involved in the work towards community cohesion.
Childcare Act 2006: The essential guideOctober 2006, Practical Guide
This highly accessible guide offers a straightforward explanation of the first piece of government legislation to focus solely on very young children and childcare for those under eight years old.
Admissions: who goes where? Messages from the statisticsAugust 2006, Research Report
This study examined the representativeness of local communities within the school admissions system by comparing the profile of pupils in schools with that of pupils in the local communities.
Voluntary sector impact: final reportAugust 2006, Research Report
This report examines the type of work currently being undertaken by the voluntary sector in Wales as a provider of formal, informal, and non-formal opportunities to people of all ages.
Evaluation of Behaviour and Education Support TeamsDecember 2005, Research Report
In order to provide further evidence and understanding of the effectiveness of Behaviour and Education Support Teams (BESTs), NFER was commissioned by the DfES to undertake a two-stage evaluation.
Education and conflict: Research and research possibilitiesApril 2005, Research Report
This project aimed to undertake a scoping study of existent and potential research into the relationship between education and conflict, peace building and post-conflict situations, both nationally and internationally.
Extending the role of libraries: Final reportNovember 2004, Research Report
This report presents the findings of a study that examined the provision that public libraries offer communities over and above their traditional role as lending and information services.
School attendance and the prosecution of parents: Effects and effectivenessOctober 2004, Research Report
This study, sponsored by the LGA, examined the effects and effectiveness of the prosecution of parents in relation to non-attendance at school.
A world apart? Evaluation of family learning programmes in prisonAugust 2004, Research Summary
NFER was commissioned by the DfES to undertake a small-scale, in-depth evaluation, examining the outcomes arising from two family learning programmes, as well issues concerned with their implementation.
Development of community schools in Merthyr TydfilFebruary 2004, Research Report
This project examined the development of community schools in Merthyr Tydfil, focusing on the developments which were taking place in one secondary school’s catchment area.
The role of the school in supporting the education of children in public careJanuary 2004, Research Report
This research establishes the context within which schools are working to support young people in public care, particularly with regard to key transitional points in their lives.
School attendance and the prosecution of parents: Perspectives from education welfare service managementJuly 2003, Research Report
This research involves an in-depth study examining the effects and effectiveness of prosecuting parents as a strategy to combat school non-attendance.
Achievement at key stage 4 of young people in careJune 2003, Research Report
The Department of Health and the DfES, together with the LGA, jointly sponsored the NFER to undertake a research project looking into the education of young people in public care.
Providing for young people: Local authority youth services in the 1990sFebruary 1996, Research Report
This report presents findings from a one-year study into local authority youth service provision in England and Wales.
Allocating secondary school places: A study of policy and practiceSeptember 1995, Research Report
This research examined how parents are involved in decisions about which secondary school their children will attend, and their satisfaction with the allocation of school places and the appeals procedures.
Parents' perceptions of OFSTED's work: A report by the National Foundation for Educational Research for the Office for Standards in EducationJune 1995, Research Report
NFER was commissioned by the Office for Standards in Education to undertake a series of surveys of parents' perceptions of OFSTED.
Child povertyJanuary 1940, Research Report
This review aims to provide a clearer understanding of the development, implementation and evaluation of whole-area child poverty strategies focuses on three aspects of strategy development.