David Hounsell, Economic Adviser

David Hounsell
David provides economic advice on our policy work and direct practice. He analyses policy proposals, measures our services' cost-effectiveness and manages improvements in how we measure our impact.
two boys at a table

The government must protect vulnerable children

As a report projects 600,000 more children will live in poverty by 2015, is the government failing to protect the most vulnerable?

26 Jun 2013
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An interactive look at young carers' lives

While census data reveals a spike in the number of young carers our report highlights the families young people behind the numbers

16 May 2013
an adult woman listening to a young woman

Calculating the cost of independent advocacy

Our new tools allow you to estimate the budget needed to provide advocacy - a valuable service - to young people in care.

18 Jan 2013
colour-coded map of England, indicating projected childhood vulnerability rates

Mapping the projected rise in vulnerable families and children

We break down the data contained in our recent joint report with NSPCC and Action for Children, identifying where vulnerability is projected to rise by 2015.

28 Dec 2012
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The state of support for families seeking protection in the UK

Around 20,000 people, including unaccompanied children, seek asylum in the UK. The level of support they receive is being discussed in parliament

19 Nov 2012
colour-coded map of England, indicating projected childhood vulnerability rates

Mapping the projected rise in vulnerable families and children

We break down the data contained in our recent joint report with NSPCC and Action for Children, identifying where vulnerability is projected to rise by 2015.

28 Aug 2012