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23 July 2014
An 18 year study which followed up 65 children placed for adoption under the age of 4 has found that for the vast majority adoption had worked well in providing a loving and supportive family base. It is unsurprising however that in this sample of...
23 July 2014
University applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to receive conditional offers than comparable white British applicants according to research from LSE.  The research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, shows that...
11 July 2014
Researchers have discovered that that the use of “textisms” does not appear to have a negative impact on the development of children’s grammar and spelling. Findings from a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by...
10 July 2014
The Nuffield Foundation committed to spend a record £30.9 million in 2013. The main reason for this is the 15 five-year grants made under Q-Step,our new programme to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training for...
02 July 2014
Reforms to GCSEs and A levels risk undermining the government’s goal of universal participation in post-16 mathematics education, particularly if new ‘Core Maths’ qualifications are not backed by universities, according to a new...
01 July 2014
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published plans for how the UK can move towards a universal, high-quality and affordable system of childcare and early years provision.  Based on research funded by the Nuffield...
23 June 2014
Approximately one in every three care applications concerns a mother who can be described as a repeat client of the family court according to initial findings from a study that captures the scale and pattern of recurrent care proceedings for the...
17 June 2014
Astronomer and presenter of BBC Four's The Sky at Night Chris Lintott is the subject of this week's The Life Scientific. Chris talks about how he received a Nuffield Science Bursary and spent a summer working on a project to study the...
21 May 2014
Private and voluntary (not-for-profit) nurseries and preschools catering for disadvantaged areas and children are lower quality than those serving more advantaged areas and children, according to research undertaken by the University of Oxford and...
15 May 2014
A new study shows that parenting interventions can be successful in improving children's conduct and literacy both in the short and longer term. Helping Children Achieve (HCA) is a randomised controlled trial designed to test the effects of...
01 May 2014
A new approach to care proceedings that tackles the substance misuse of parents has been successful in reducing the number of children taken into care and enabling more families to remain together safely. An independent evaluation of the pilot...
04 April 2014
Last week the Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated that he would like to increase the inheritance tax threshold, reviving memories of the 2010 Conservative Party manifesto pledge to increase the threshold to £1 million. The Institute for...
31 March 2014
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...
26 March 2014
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...
18 March 2014
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. Ameeta and Aneeta, twin sisters who...
13 March 2014
The UCL Constitution Unit has published a report calling for the relationship between the Commons and the Lords on financial matters to be revised. The research was sparked by controversies over the coalition's Welfare Reform Bill, when...
12 March 2014
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. A team led by Professor Judy Sebba...
07 March 2014
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. The need for...
06 March 2014
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.  Funded by the ESRC, the series will provide a...
28 February 2014
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...

 


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