The impact of Sure Start on health and social care

Sure Start (Northern Ireland) is a flagship policy that aims to reduce health and educational inequalities in the early years and beyond. For more than two decades, Sure Start has supported families with children aged 0 to 4 living in the most deprived areas of the country. Read More


This is a project to look at the educational needs of children in Wales with a parent in prison, with the aim being to create a model of good practice. Read More

Police in Schools

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Understanding how advocacy services support care-experienced young people to participate in decision-making.

Research suggests that involving young people in decision-making can boost their confidence and self-worth. But despite legal provisions, they often lack meaningful opportunities to participate in care-planning meetings. The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care recommends investing in advocacy services to empower young people and address power imbalances. However, more research is needed to understand the impact of advocacy services on care-experienced youth. Read More