Express your interest: Showcase of research findings from linked justice system, social care and education data
26 September 2023
Calling those with an interest in improving the lives of young people! We are hosting a full-day event in London on Thursday 12 October to share some new research findings on the relationship between education policy and youth crime. We are inviting stakeholders with an interest in advocacy, policy, academia to be some of the first to hear about this research and to share your views on how the findings can be put into practice and policymaking. Express your interest in attending.
Last year, we funded five research fellows to analyse a new dataset which is linking 15 million anonymised education records with 1.65 million anonymised youth crime records to better understand the relationship between education policy and youth crime, referred to as the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England. There is no dataset available that can offer insights at such a granular level, and now that our researchers have completed their fellowships, we are inviting stakeholders to inform the next steps of this research.
Presentations will include:
- Findings from Hannah Dickson on education and social care predictors of offending trajectories. The project is exploring the possibility of identifying the factors which mean children and adolescents are more likely to become persistent offenders before involvement with the criminal justice system begins.
- Findings from Anna Leyland on how differing rates and modes of child welfare service interventions impact upon educational and criminal justice outcomes of vulnerable children. This project is examining how the application of different child welfare service interventions impact upon educational engagement and criminal justice involvement.
- Findings from Katie Hunter on understanding the intersection between care experiences and ethnicity in criminal justice involvement. This research was recently featured in The Guardian.
- Findings from Alice Wickersham on the longitudinal association between school performance trajectories and offending behaviour.
- Findings from William Cook on school funding, pupil performance and crime. This project is testing whether two historic school funding programmes that have been shown to have raised academic attainment also had the effect of reducing the chances of pupils committing crime while in education and/or afterwards into adulthood.
To register your interest in attending the event on 12 October, please complete this form by 16:00 on Tuesday 10 October. We will contact invited stakeholders with the full event details.
Please note that capacity for this event is limited, and so not all expressions of interest will lead to an invitation. To keep up-to-date with future opportunities, sign up to our mailing list.