Publications & reports
Data Insight: School funding, pupil performance and crime
This Data Insight summarises findings from working with the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England. Using data from the National Pupil Database and the Police National Computer, the research...
Policy briefing: Care experience, ethnicity and youth justice involvement - key trends and policy implications
This briefing is based on descriptive findings from Dr Katie Hunter's ADR UK Research Fellowship project, which focused on understanding the links between care experience, ethnicity, and involvement with the youth justice system in England. This project used the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England.
The mental health of all children in contact with social services: Young person's version of a research paper
This study looks at the mental health of all children (aged 17 years or less) in Northern Ireland (NI) and their contact with social services.
Data Insight: European Union Settled Status (EUSS) Data Linkage Project (Wales): Preliminary findings for education
This Data Insight provides a preliminary analysis on education data relating to children born in the EU living in Wales and children born in Wales living in Wales, which details their attendance and attainment at school.
Data Insight: Exploring the complex relationship between legislation, policies and research: Built Environments And Child Health in WalEs and AuStralia (BEACHES)
This Data Insight focuses on the work being carried out by the Built Environments And Child Health in WalEs and AuStralia (BEACHES) team in Swansea University. It provides a summary of key Welsh legislation and policy areas on the built environment and child health. We describe the data used in the BEACHES project and present the statistical analysis to be conducted, as well as the dissemination process and engagement with stakeholders throughout the project.
Thematic Research Overview: Education
This thematic overview aims to provide a snapshot of how data managed or owned by the Office for National Statistics was used for research under the theme of education between December 2011 and March 2022. This snapshot covers: which datasets were used in the SRS, how they were used, the research themes addressed, and what organisations and institutions were undertaking the analysis.
Data Insight: Exploring transitions to post-compulsory education in Wales
This Data Insight explores transitions from school to Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales.
Infants born into care in Scotland
This is an update of a previous ADR Scotland report that compared rates of children under one year of age becoming looked after by Local Authorities in Scotland and in England. The focus of this report is on children starting care under one year (infants), who make up a large proportion of children in care. As well as updating trends, we have used the longitudinal data to map the pathways of individual children who started care as infants and characterise different types of care history.
The impact of Covid-19 on children's care processes in Scotland
This report hopes to contribute to an improved understanding of the pandemic and its ongoing impact on children’s social care. Through thorough examination of the data about children who were ‘looked after’ throughout the pandemic, it provides more nuanced evidence on the impacts of this turbulent time.
Data Insight: Effectiveness of careers guidance in supporting participation in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
This Data Insight explores the influence careers guidance can have on transitions to Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales. The analysis examines rates of transition to PCET in Wales, whether the receipt of careers guidance during key stage 4 supports transition to PCET and, if so, whether it benefits some groups of pupils more than others.