Research publications

Our national research team have produced the following reports to help us learn more about the issues affecting children and young people, to measure the impact of our work and improve services:

2014 reports

Bracknell Forest survey of children and young people, 2014

Full report

2013 reports

Still at risk: A review of support for trafficked children

Full report
Briefing

The Good Childhood Report 2013

Full report
Summary 

Isle of Wight survey of children and young people, 2012

Full report

2012 reports

The VIPER project: what we found

Full report and other evidence

The Good Childhood Report 2012

Full report
Report Summary

2011 reports

Still Running 3: Early findings from our third national survey of young runaways, 2011

Full report
Campaign summary

Someone on our side: Advocacy for disabled children and young people

Full report
Executive summary

What have I done? The experiences of children and families in UK immigration detention: Lessons to learn

Full report
Executive summary

How happy are our children: measuring children’s well-being and exploring economic factors

Full report

Family work at SCARPA report

Full report

2010 reports

Developing an index of children's subjective well-being in England

Full report         
Executive summary

Understanding children's well-being: A national survey of young people's well-being

Full report

Safeguarding young people: responding to young people aged 11 to 17 who are maltreated

Full report        
Executive summary

 Abstract Rural Runaways

Full report

SCARPA report

Full report

2009 reports

The good childhood: a national inquiry

Full report          
Executive summary

Neglected Adolescents - Literature Review

Full report

Vision for a good childhood for all

Full report

Commissioning, delivery and perceptions of emergency accommodation for young runaways

Full report

Independent reviewing officers' communicating with children with complex communication needs: an investigation for DCSF

Full report          
Recommendations

The young refugees media project evaluation report April 2006 - June 2009

Full report        

Disability advocacy project: a review of the work of the all decisions project 2006-08

Full report          
Executive summary

2008 reports

Disability equality: Promoting positive attitudes through the teaching of the national curriculum

Full report         
Executive summary

Living on the edge of despair: Destitution amongst asylum seeking and refugee children

Full report         
Executive summary

Happy and they know it? Developing a well-being framework based on young people consultation

Full report      

2007 reports

When will we be heard? Advocacy provisions for disabled children and young people in England

Full report          
Executive summary

This is who we are: A study of the experiences of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller children throughout England

Full report           

Stepping up: The future of runaways services

Full report          
Executive summary

Review of Runaways Service provided by Durham Social Care and Health Emergency and Family Support Services

Full report 

Review of South Coast Runaways Initiative's Experience of Establishing a Flexible Refuge in Torquay

Full report

Going it alone: Children in the asylum process

Full report            

The ask us about direct payments project: A review of its development, learning and outcomes

Full report          
Summary

2006 reports

Sussex ODPM LAC Offending Initiative Research Pase One Discussion Paper

Full report

Solihull youth inclusion support panel (YISP): An evaluation

Full report        

Girls only: A review of the work of Girls United, Tower Hamlets, 2004 - 2006

Full report          

Count us in: Young refugees in the education system

Full report         

Making a new life in Newham

Full report                

Safe on our streets

Full report

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in the African refugee community in Newcastle

Full report          

Supporting the Parents of Runaways: a review summary report

Full report

Just justice: A study into black young people's experience of the youth justice system

Full report          

Spiritual health and the well-being of urban young people

Full report                    

Youth volunteering on the margins

Full report          
Summary

2005 reports

That's who I am: The experiences of a young Romanian Rroma in London

Full report
Executive summary

Just justice: 'Playing the game' - the experiences of young black men in custody

Full report                           

Just justice serve and protect? Black young people's experience of policing in the community

Full report                  

Living on the edge: The experience of detached young runaways

Summary                              

Still running 2: Findings from the second national survey of young runaways

Full report         

Responding to young runaways: An evaluation of 19 projects, 2003 to 2004

Full report

Young helpline callers and difference: exploring gender, ethnicity and sexuality in helpline access and provision

Full report    

2004 reports

Running away in South Yorkshire

Full report          

Thrown away: The experiences of children forced to leave home

Full report         

The Work of Safe on Our Streets with minority ethnic runaways: an analysis of work carried out with four young women from South Asian, Muslim backgrounds

Full report

ROC Project Evaluation report

Full report

Dorset Rural Runaways Project (ReRun)

Full report

2003 reports

Provision for young rural runaways: Report and recommendations based on rural interviews carried out between 1999  and 2003

Full report

2001 reports

Lost Youth

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Working with young runaways - Learning from practice

Full report: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Executive Summary

2000 reports

Missing Out

Full report 
Executive summary

1999 reports

Still Running Children on the Streets in the UK 1999

Full report: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Executive Summary

1994 reports

Running the risk: Young people on the streets of Britain today

Full report: Part 1 Part 2
Summary

1993 reports

Hidden Truth

Full report: Part 1 Part 2

Summary report