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Current research projects
The research team are currently involved in the following projects:
- Understanding childhoods is a long-term study into low-income children’s lives
- Ways to well-being is a joint report with nef which explores the things that children and young people can do to support their own well-being
- International survey of children’s well-being is a world-wide survey which is being carried out on children’s subjective well-being.
Recently published research
The following reports have been recently released:
- Still at risk: A review of support for trafficked children, 2013 - a joint report with the Refugee Council, funded by the Home Office, which reviews the practical care arrangements for trafficked children and those who may have been trafficked. Full report Briefing
- The Good Childhood report 2013 - our second annual report on the well-being of children in the UK has surveyed 42,000 children on the quality of their lives. Find the full report, a summary and more on our page about the report.
- The VIPER project: What we found, 2012 explores the most effective ways of enabling the participation of disabled children and young people in the development of services. The research was carried out, in part, by a group of young disabled researchers. Full report and other evidence
- The Good Childhood Report 2012. Based on the views of over 30,000 children and young people in the UK, our new report looks at some key areas of their lives that have the most impact on their well-being. Full report, Report summary
- Still Running 3: Early findings from our third national survey of young people, 2011. This report addresses children who run away or are forced to leave home. It highlights some of the risks these children face while away from home and provides new insights into the links between running away and a range of other issues in children's lives. It shows that family change and conflict play a significant part in understanding which children are likely to run away. Full report, Campaign summary