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29 September 2014
A study of family breakdown by Professor Mike Brewer and Dr Alita Nandi at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that women and children suffer most when couples split...
11 September 2014
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of The Right Honourable Lord Justice Ryder to its Board of Trustees. Lord Justice Ryder is a judge of the Court of Appeal (to which he was appointed in 2013) and a member of the Family...
09 September 2014
The University of Leeds will receive £718,980 to deliver a step-change in its social science teaching as part of an ambitious intervention to address the critical shortage of quantitatively skilled social scientists. It will join a network of...
03 September 2014
The Nufield Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Nuffield Foundation, regardless of whether they are...
27 August 2014
The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought according to a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation, supported by Barnardo’s and carried out by NatCen and UCL (University College London)....
04 August 2014
The Nuffield Foundation has awarded a grant of £325,000 to fund the UK's first Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI), a collaborative project designed to kick start the expansion of empirical research into administrative justice...
31 July 2014
Twenty First Century Science – a suite of GCSE courses introduced in 2006 – has not had a negative effect on student progression to A level sciences, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation. Twenty First Century...
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...

 


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