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November 29th

‘Solidarity’ could provide policy solutions

What do research biobanks, Twitter and the NHS have in common? All involve people who are showing solidarity with others. And thinking about how solidarity plays a role in our society can offer solutions to policy making, concludes a new report published today. For example, Twitter and other social media could be used more systematically to track the spread of disease and share information during flu pandemics. And participation agreements for research biobanks should be revised to make biobanks more efficient in working towards improving health.

November 24th

FDAC wins public services award

The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) Intervention Team has won a Guardian Public Services Award for Service Delivery for Children and Young people.  

November 4th

Commission on Youth Unemployment

Research findings about young peoples' transitions from school to work have been presented to the ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment, chaired by David Miliband MP. 

November 3rd

Family Justice Review recommends FDAC

The final report of the Family Justice Review (FJR) has recommended the limited roll out of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC). In the section on "Alternatives to court proceedings", the report states:

November 1st

Month of birth matters for children's well-being

Previous research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has shown that children born at the start of the academic year achieve better exam results, on average, than children born at the end of the academic year.