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201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

Type: Policy and research documents

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
 

A Barnardo's Northern Ireland policy and practice briefing: Troubled children or children in trouble?

by Gerry Gorman and Pat McGeough with Margaret Kelly

A summary of issues and findings from two partnership services, co-ordinated by Barnardo's Northern Ireland, which have developed community based services for young people at risk of entering care or custody.
More info
Free
200200 2002

Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children

by Neera Sharma

Discover the issues facing disabled children, young people and their families in Britain, who live in poverty and are socially excluded from their communities.
Buy More info
£2.50
200600 2006

St Helen's school and Vincent Street homezone feasibility study

by J. Bevan, V. Butler and G. Gibson

Type: Policy and research documents

This report looks at young people's experiences of outdoor play in Swansea.
More info
Free
200500 2005

Research report phase one of the Generation 2020 project

by Vikki Butler

Type: Policy and research documents

This report presents a model for undertaking participatory research with 6-11 year olds; findings regarding children¿s access to services and recommendations for service development.
More info
Free
201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

How much do you know about Generation 'Selfie'?

by Barnardo's in partnership with Ipsos MORI

This report is based on research conducted by Ipsos MORI into the views and concerns of young people, with a focus on those from the most disadvantaged background.
More info
Free
200000 2000

Counting the cost of child poverty

by Mike Hughes, Anna Downie and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

Using balance sheets and graphs, 'Counting the cost of child poverty' calculates the human, social and economic costs of poverty.
Buy More info
£2.50
200400 2004

Evaluation of Tower Hamlets Community Play Project

by Chris Creegan, Anna Ludvigsen, Daniel Clay and Sara Scott

Type: Policy and research documents

This report of the results of an evaluation carried out between April and December of 2003 looks at effective ways of engaging and working with young people, how play can promote social inclusion and effective ways of supporting local community groups in delivering services.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

Type: Tools for professionals

Young people leaving care need somewhere safe and suitable to live to help them make a positive transition into adulthood. Good housing underpins success in other areas of life.
More info
Free
200600 2006

St Helen's school and Vincent Street homezone feasibility study

by J. Bevan, V. Butler and G. Gibson

This report looks at young people's experiences of outdoor play in Swansea.
More info
Free
200500 2005

Research report phase one of the Generation 2020 project

by Vikki Butler

This report presents a model for undertaking participatory research with 6-11 year olds; findings regarding children¿s access to services and recommendations for service development.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Below the breadline: A year in the life of families in poverty

by Julie Harris, Morag Treanor and Neera Sharma

'Below the Breadline' is Barnardo's pioneering research project into the experiences and events that shape the lives of families living in poverty.
More info
Free
201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
More info
Free
200000 2000

Counting the cost of child poverty

by Mike Hughes, Anna Downie and Neera Sharma

Using balance sheets and graphs, 'Counting the cost of child poverty' calculates the human, social and economic costs of poverty.
Buy More info
£2.50
200200 2002

Learning from Barnardo's Voice initiative

by Angela Hutton, Samantha Jagusz, Kate Sugden and Claire Turner

The Voice initiative piloted employing young, mostly care experienced, workers to encourage participation and build links with Barnardo's service users.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
More info
Free
201304 Apr 2013

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

by Owen Gill and Julia Morgan

The handbook is a practical resource to help schools support the children of prisoners. It covers the main research and gives examples of good practice. It provides checklists that schools can use to ensure they are doing everything possible to support this very vulnerable group. It also includes an A3 poster for display which emphasises that the school supports children of prisoners.
More info
Free
200500 2005

Middlesbrough alcohol strategy

by Dr Malcolm Stone

Connexions Tee Valley commissioned this report collating data to inform the development of a multi-agency strategy addressing alcohol use by 10 to 19 years olds in Middlesbrough.
More info
Free
 

The Value of Early Intervention

This report evidences the value of early intervention based on a sample of Barnardo's Children's Centres services.
More info
Free
200200 2002

Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children

by Neera Sharma

Discover the issues facing disabled children, young people and their families in Britain, who live in poverty and are socially excluded from their communities.
Buy More info
£2.50
201306 Jun 2013

An evaluation of the Keighley Choices Programme

by Home Office and Barnardo's

The Keighley Choices programme targeted the voluntary and community sector to support their involvement in preventing and reducing substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable young people aged 10-19 years. This evaluation examines the extent to which Keighley Choices increased the capacity of local organisations to identify and respond appropriately to children and young people at risk of substance misuse and/or offending.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Type: Campaign documents

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

Type: Campaign documents

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
201304 Apr 2013

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

by Owen Gill and Julia Morgan

The handbook is a practical resource to help schools support the children of prisoners. It covers the main research and gives examples of good practice. It provides checklists that schools can use to ensure they are doing everything possible to support this very vulnerable group. It also includes an A3 poster for display which emphasises that the school supports children of prisoners.
More info
Free
200500 2005

Middlesbrough alcohol strategy

by Dr Malcolm Stone

Connexions Tee Valley commissioned this report collating data to inform the development of a multi-agency strategy addressing alcohol use by 10 to 19 years olds in Middlesbrough.
More info
Free
200100 2001

Promoting social inclusion: A practice manual for community workers

Provides practical guidance on how to plan, carry out and evaluate a community development interventions to tackle disadvantage.
Buy More info
£8.99
200900 2009

Below the breadline: A year in the life of families in poverty

by Julie Harris, Morag Treanor and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

'Below the Breadline' is Barnardo's pioneering research project into the experiences and events that shape the lives of families living in poverty.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

How much do you know about Generation 'Selfie'?

by Barnardo's in partnership with Ipsos MORI

This report is based on research conducted by Ipsos MORI into the views and concerns of young people, with a focus on those from the most disadvantaged background.
More info
Free
200100 2001

Obliterating the limits: can arts projects raise pupil achievement and encourage participation in the process of change?

by Katherine Curtis, Tony Newman and Jo Stephens

Obliterating the limits: can arts projects raise pupil achievement and encourage participation in the process of change?
More info
Free
200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Type: Policy and research documents

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
More info
Free
201304 Apr 2013

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

by Owen Gill and Julia Morgan

The handbook is a practical resource to help schools support the children of prisoners. It covers the main research and gives examples of good practice. It provides checklists that schools can use to ensure they are doing everything possible to support this very vulnerable group. It also includes an A3 poster for display which emphasises that the school supports children of prisoners.
More info
Free
201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

Young people leaving care need somewhere safe and suitable to live to help them make a positive transition into adulthood. Good housing underpins success in other areas of life.
More info
Free
200100 2001

Promoting social inclusion: A practice manual for community workers

Type: Tools for professionals

Provides practical guidance on how to plan, carry out and evaluate a community development interventions to tackle disadvantage.
Buy More info
£8.99
200200 2002

Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children

by Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

Discover the issues facing disabled children, young people and their families in Britain, who live in poverty and are socially excluded from their communities.
Buy More info
£2.50
201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
More info
Free
201306 Jun 2013

An evaluation of the Keighley Choices Programme

by Home Office and Barnardo's

The Keighley Choices programme targeted the voluntary and community sector to support their involvement in preventing and reducing substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable young people aged 10-19 years. This evaluation examines the extent to which Keighley Choices increased the capacity of local organisations to identify and respond appropriately to children and young people at risk of substance misuse and/or offending.
More info
Free
200400 2004

Evaluation of Tower Hamlets Community Play Project

by Chris Creegan, Anna Ludvigsen, Daniel Clay and Sara Scott

This report of the results of an evaluation carried out between April and December of 2003 looks at effective ways of engaging and working with young people, how play can promote social inclusion and effective ways of supporting local community groups in delivering services.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

Type: Campaign documents

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
 

A Barnardo's Northern Ireland policy and practice briefing: Troubled children or children in trouble?

by Gerry Gorman and Pat McGeough with Margaret Kelly

A summary of issues and findings from two partnership services, co-ordinated by Barnardo's Northern Ireland, which have developed community based services for young people at risk of entering care or custody.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

Type: Policy and research documents

Young people leaving care need somewhere safe and suitable to live to help them make a positive transition into adulthood. Good housing underpins success in other areas of life.
More info
Free
200200 2002

Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children

by Neera Sharma

Discover the issues facing disabled children, young people and their families in Britain, who live in poverty and are socially excluded from their communities.
Buy More info
£2.50
200600 2006

St Helen's school and Vincent Street homezone feasibility study

by J. Bevan, V. Butler and G. Gibson

This report looks at young people's experiences of outdoor play in Swansea.
More info
Free
200500 2005

Research report phase one of the Generation 2020 project

by Vikki Butler

This report presents a model for undertaking participatory research with 6-11 year olds; findings regarding children¿s access to services and recommendations for service development.
More info
Free
201306 Jun 2013

An evaluation of the Keighley Choices Programme

by Home Office and Barnardo's

Type: Miscellaneous

The Keighley Choices programme targeted the voluntary and community sector to support their involvement in preventing and reducing substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable young people aged 10-19 years. This evaluation examines the extent to which Keighley Choices increased the capacity of local organisations to identify and respond appropriately to children and young people at risk of substance misuse and/or offending.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

How much do you know about Generation 'Selfie'?

by Barnardo's in partnership with Ipsos MORI

This report is based on research conducted by Ipsos MORI into the views and concerns of young people, with a focus on those from the most disadvantaged background.
More info
Free
200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Locking up or giving up? Why custody thresholds for teenagers aged 12, 13 and 14 needs to be raised

by Jane Glover and Pam Hibbert

This report outlines the findings from an analysis of the cases of 214 children aged 12, 13 and 14 who were sentenced to a Detention and Training Order in 2007/8 (46% of the total for this age group).
More info
Free
 

A Barnardo's Northern Ireland policy and practice briefing: Troubled children or children in trouble?

by Gerry Gorman and Pat McGeough with Margaret Kelly

Type: Policy and research documents

A summary of issues and findings from two partnership services, co-ordinated by Barnardo's Northern Ireland, which have developed community based services for young people at risk of entering care or custody.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

How much do you know about Generation 'Selfie'?

by Barnardo's in partnership with Ipsos MORI

Type: Policy and research documents

This report is based on research conducted by Ipsos MORI into the views and concerns of young people, with a focus on those from the most disadvantaged background.
More info
Free
200200 2002

Learning from Barnardo's Voice initiative

by Angela Hutton, Samantha Jagusz, Kate Sugden and Claire Turner

The Voice initiative piloted employing young, mostly care experienced, workers to encourage participation and build links with Barnardo's service users.
More info
Free
200100 2001

Obliterating the limits: can arts projects raise pupil achievement and encourage participation in the process of change?

by Katherine Curtis, Tony Newman and Jo Stephens

Obliterating the limits: can arts projects raise pupil achievement and encourage participation in the process of change?
More info
Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
201304 Apr 2013

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

by Owen Gill and Julia Morgan

Type: Teaching resources

The handbook is a practical resource to help schools support the children of prisoners. It covers the main research and gives examples of good practice. It provides checklists that schools can use to ensure they are doing everything possible to support this very vulnerable group. It also includes an A3 poster for display which emphasises that the school supports children of prisoners.
More info
Free
201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

Type: Policy and research documents

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
200500 2005

Middlesbrough alcohol strategy

by Dr Malcolm Stone

Type: Policy and research documents

Connexions Tee Valley commissioned this report collating data to inform the development of a multi-agency strategy addressing alcohol use by 10 to 19 years olds in Middlesbrough.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

Young people leaving care need somewhere safe and suitable to live to help them make a positive transition into adulthood. Good housing underpins success in other areas of life.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Below the breadline: A year in the life of families in poverty

by Julie Harris, Morag Treanor and Neera Sharma

'Below the Breadline' is Barnardo's pioneering research project into the experiences and events that shape the lives of families living in poverty.
More info
Free
201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
More info
Free
200000 2000

Counting the cost of child poverty

by Mike Hughes, Anna Downie and Neera Sharma

Using balance sheets and graphs, 'Counting the cost of child poverty' calculates the human, social and economic costs of poverty.
Buy More info
£2.50
200200 2002

Learning from Barnardo's Voice initiative

by Angela Hutton, Samantha Jagusz, Kate Sugden and Claire Turner

Type: Policy and research documents

The Voice initiative piloted employing young, mostly care experienced, workers to encourage participation and build links with Barnardo's service users.
More info
Free
200100 2001

Obliterating the limits: can arts projects raise pupil achievement and encourage participation in the process of change?

by Katherine Curtis, Tony Newman and Jo Stephens

Type: Policy and research documents

Obliterating the limits: can arts projects raise pupil achievement and encourage participation in the process of change?
More info
Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

Type: Policy and research documents

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
More info
Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

Type: Policy and research documents

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
More info
Free
201304 Apr 2013

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

by Owen Gill and Julia Morgan

The handbook is a practical resource to help schools support the children of prisoners. It covers the main research and gives examples of good practice. It provides checklists that schools can use to ensure they are doing everything possible to support this very vulnerable group. It also includes an A3 poster for display which emphasises that the school supports children of prisoners.
More info
Free
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