The latest on COVID-19
Poorest pupils miss the most learning during the lockdown and autumn term
The most disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils in the UK are more likely to have missed the most learning time as a result of the disruption to schools, according to new Nuffield-funded analysis from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).
Researcher: Luke Sibieta | Organisation: Education Policy Institute
15% of citizens are at risk of being less informed, uninformed or misinformed about COVID-19
The report explores the best ways to reach those who consume little or no news about COVID-19 and help them make the best decisions about the pandemic. The BBC is the most widely used news source in this group. They are also more likely to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and might also be reached via these platforms. The report suggests that the best way to communicate with the broad public in the next stages of the coronavirus crisis is to focus less on politicians and pundits and more on the sources that are highly and broadly trusted, and demonstrably help people understand the crisis, most notably the NHS and scientists, doctors, and other experts.
Researcher: Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen | Organisation: Reuters Institute, University of Oxford
Practice of remote hearings in family court can challenge fairness and empathy
More than 1,300 parents, family members and professionals in the family justice system across England and Wales responded to a rapid consultation by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory on the use of telephone and video hearings in the family courts six months on – a follow-up to a first consultation in April initiated by the President of the Family Division.
Organisation: Nuffield Family Justice Observatory