Narrowing the Gap in Outcomes for Vulnerable Groups: A Review of the Research Evidence

Sally Kendall, Iain Springate, Megan Jones, Suzanne Straw, Hilary Grayson

06 March 2008

In 2007, the Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the NFER to review the best evidence on what works in narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups across the five Every Child Matters areas. The review aimed to underpin the Narrowing the Gap Programme, a major development programme being implemented by the LGA and the DCSF.