September 30th, 2016

Ethics review identifies top two challenges for genome editing

Preventing the transmission of inherited genetic diseases, and increasing food production rates in farmed animals are two potential applications of genome editing technologies that require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to the independent Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

September 28th

Government reforms could put the sustainability and quality of early years provision at risk

New research from LSE and funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests that government proposals to introduce a new national early years funding formula could put the sustainability and quality of early years education and care providers at risk. 

The government is proposing a new national funding formula for early years education and care in 2017-18, at the same time as introducing free entitlement to 30 hours of childcare for working parents of three- and four-year-olds.

September 16th

Government’s flagship 14-19 schools and colleges struggle to recruit girls and high achievers

New Nuffield-funded research from IPPR uncovers the typical students who attend the government’s new University Technical Colleges (UTCs), studio schools and 14-19 free schools.

August 22nd

Anonymisation of children judgments: new draft guidance published

New draft guidance has been published to assist judges in better and more consistent anonymisation practices in published judgments concerning children and young people. 

August 8th

Call for evidence: Towards a Family Justice Observatory

A scoping study commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Professor Karen Broadhurst at Lancaster University has launched a nationwide call for evidence to better understand the use of research evidence in the family justice system, and to inform the development of a proposed family justice observatory.

July 14th

Four in ten trainee teachers not teaching five years later

New Nuffield-funded IFS research reveals around 40% of teachers who begin their initial training are not in a state school job five years later. That means of 35,000 or so individuals training to become teachers each year some 14,000 are not teaching five years later.

Teacher-led out of school study programmes improve GCSE results for poorer pupils

Teacher-led out of school study programmes are a cost-effective way of increasing attainment, particularly for children from poorer backgrounds - potentially increasing GCSE results by two-grades, according to a new study by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

July 5th

More clarity needed in joint enterprise cases

Much greater clarity and transparency are needed in the prosecution of “joint enterprise” cases, a research report by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) of Birkbeck, University of London, in partnership with the Prison Reform Trust and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found.

Joint enterprise is a doctrine of criminal law which permits two or more defendants to be convicted of the same criminal offence, even where they had different types or levels of involvement.

June 14th

Reforms to long-term care funding in England can be as generous as a Scottish-style system of Free Personal Care, but only for those needing care - especially residential care - for long periods.

A report comparing the effects of the reforms to the English long-term care financing system planned for 2020 with the long-term care systems operating in Wales and Scotland finds that the reforms will benefit people with moderate or high resources who need residential care or high intensity home care for extended periods.

May 27th

Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2015

We have published the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2015.