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22 July 2011
In a relatively small portion of all separation and divorce cases, children reject a parent. How and why does this happen? How do the courts respond to these cases, which are characterised by high levels of conflict between parents, and what...
20 July 2011
New research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, finds little or no evidence that marriage itself has any effect on children’s social or cognitive development. This calls into...
11 July 2011
A grant from the Nuffield Foundation was the starting point for a research study showing that giving hospitals greater autonomy may not lead to enhanced productivity and performance. Academics at the Centre for Health Economics at the University...
05 July 2011
A new CPD resource is available for teachers of community languages who wish to incorporate a focus on arts based creativity (stories, drama, art works, multimedia) into their teaching approach. The resource will also be useful for teachers...
05 July 2011
This week the Commission on Funding of Care and Support, led by Nuffield Foundation Trustee Andrew Dilnot, has recommended capping the costs and increasing the means-tested threshold of adult social care.  Response from government has been...
30 June 2011
A large-scale study of select committee influence by UCL's Constitution Unit has found that a third of committee recommendations calling for significant policy change are implemented by government. Funded by the Foundation, the study also...
27 June 2011
A study into government commissioning of social research has concluded that any of the three procurement methods currently used can be successful, provided best practice is utilised. It also found that procurement method does not ...
27 June 2011
The Nuffield Foundation spent £9.6 million on its charitable activities during 2010.   Of this, £2.4 million was spent on education projects, including grants for research and innovation and curriculum development. A...
22 June 2011
Nuffield Foundation Education Fellow Alom Shaha examines how and why practical lessons are used in school science in this thought-provoking article on the Guardian science blog. He argues that practical lessons are not, as many believe,...
13 June 2011
Of the 330,000 students studying university courses that require mathematical knowledge beyond GCSE level, 210,000 of them (64%) do not have the required skills, causing problems for both students and universities.  These findings are...
09 June 2011
A new book exploring the mobility and transparency of vocational and education training (VET) across Europe will receive its official launch at the Nuffield Foundation tomorrow.  Knowledge, Skills and Competence in the European Labour...
08 June 2011
Barbara Frances Wootton, nee Adam (Baroness Wootton of Abinger) was one of the extraordinary public figures of the twentieth century. A pioneer in fields relating to economic planning, social science and evidence-informed public policy, her...
08 June 2011
Two papers published today by the IFS and funded by the Nuffield Foundation show that: Households receiving the winter fuel payment are almost 14 times as likely to spend the money on fuel than would have been the case had ...
06 June 2011
Despite some improvements to policy and practice for young witnesses in criminal proceedings, there remain areas in which the state is failing in its commitment to enable them to give their best evidence, according to a new report published today...
03 June 2011
Research funded by the Nuffield Foundation into the coalition government has concluded that despite the political strains which have affected it in recent months, it has functioned very well in its first year. Viewed from inside, the ructions...
26 May 2011
Two Nuffield Foundation Science Bursary students have been instrumental in a discovery that could help scientists better understand how to block cancer growth.  Tom Hutchings and Georgina Steel were part of a University of Bath research...
26 May 2011
Proposed legislation to introduce and enforce a presumption of shared parenting time for separating couples is not in the interests of children, according to a briefing paper published today by the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at...
18 May 2011
The only Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) in the UK has been successful in improving outcomes for children by tackling the substance misuse of parents at an early stage of care proceedings, according to an independent evaluation of the court...
18 May 2011
Three of our Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme Centres have been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). The Musculoskeletal Research Collaboration at the University of Aberdeen, the...
17 May 2011
Congratulations to Stephanie Tudgey and Sam Hillman who won silver medals at the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP) in Texas on 8 May.   Stephanie and Sam were awarded the prizes for...