Safeguarding the young and vulnerable

Safeguarding children is everyone’s business and the NFER is supporting learning, development, policy and practice in this area through a varied research programme including work sponsored by the DCSF, CWDC and LGA. Recent work has included projects focusing on custody diversion, the impact of the integration of children’s services, work with migrant communities and the work of the Centre for Excellence in Outcomes (C4EO), including its safeguarding theme with a single priority ‘Protecting children living in families where they are at high risk of abuse, harm or neglect’.

Selected research projects

Disengagement and Re-engagement of Young People in Learning at Key Stage 3
Clients: Nuffield Foundation, Research in Practice, NFER | NFER Contact: Marian Morris

Evaluation of the Children in Trouble projects
Client: LGA | NFER Contact: Karen Halsey

Evaluation of the role of early years professionals
Client: Children's Workforce Development Council | NFER Contact: Matthew Walker

Evaluation of the Youth Opportunity Fund and the Youth Capital Fund
Client: DfES | NFER Contact: Marian Morris

An exploration of training and support issues for those working with children, young people and families from Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities
Client: CWDC | NFER Contact: Kerry Martin

The impacts of the Baby Peter episode on Section 31 applications (August 2009 - December 2009)
Client: LGA | NFER Contact: Shona MacLeod

Improving the outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils
Client: DCSF | NFER Contact: Anne Wilkin

Increasing participation: understanding young people who do not participate in education or training at 16 or 17
Client: DCSF | NFER Contact: Sarah Golden

Non-formal learning: good practice in re-engaging young people who are NEET
Client: LGA | NFER Contact: Thomas Spielhofer


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