March 31st, 2014

Independent Reviewing Officers not yet having desired impact on care planning

Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) are prevented from realising high quality planning for children in care due to the challenges of making the role work in practice, according to a research published today by the National Children's Bureau and the Centre for Child and Family Research at Loughborough

March 26th

Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education

The first Q-Step conference, Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education was held on 17 March 2014. This one day event explored ways to strengthen quantitative social science training through the links between secondary and higher education.

March 18th

Nuffield students Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar win the UK Young Scientist of the Year competition

Congratulations to Nuffield Research Placement students, Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, who were named joint winners of the UK Young Scientist of the Year competition at the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham NEC on Friday.

March 13th

Constitution unit calls for new rules on House of Commons financial privilege

The UCL Constitution Unit has published a report calling for the relationship between the Commons and the Lords on financial matters to be revised.

March 12th

Improving educational outcomes for looked after children in England

A new study funded by the Nuffield Foundation will identify ways to improve educational outcomes for looked after children (those in local authority care), which are significantly poorer than for most other groups.

March 7th

Response to the Department for Education's Core Maths policy statement

The Nuffield Foundation welcomes government plans to introduce new Core Maths level 3 qualifications designed to meet the needs of 16-18 year-olds who have a gained a grade C or higher at GCSE but do not wish to take AS/A level maths.

March 6th

Child maintenance seminar series

The Nuffield Foundation is hosting a series of six seminars that will bring together international experts to explore a range of key issues on the financial consequences of parental separation. 

February 28th

Changing the name of the Winter Fuel Payment would increase likelihood of investment in renewable energy technologies

Changing the name of the Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) would make recipient households more likely to invest in renewable energy technologies while still achieving the health goals of the current WFP policy, according to research published by the University of Stirling and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

February 21st

Reforming childcare to support mothers in work

A new report published by the IPPR and funded by the Foundation explores the factors behind maternal employment in the UK, and especially the pivotal role of affordable, accessible childcare in supporting mothers who want to work, or to work more, to do so. 

February 19th

Education system failing deaf children

The British education system is neglecting the needs of deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research led by academics from City University London and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Over half of the deaf children assessed had reading difficulties that were at least as severe as the problems faced by hearing children with dyslexia and in some cases they were more severe.