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October 6th

Screen children with reading difficulties more thoroughly for hearing problems, says new report

Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new report by Coventry University academics has said.

The study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, found 25 per cent of its young participants who had reading difficulties showed mild or moderate hearing impairment, of which their parents and teachers were unaware.

October 5th

Welfare cases in the Court of Protection

Nuffield-funded researchers at Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics have used ground-breaking empirical research to provide an important overview of the Court of Protection's welfare jurisdiction.

October 3rd

Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

All those interested in the role of research evidence in policy and practice will be familiar with What Works? Evidence-based policy and practice in public services, edited by Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley, and Peter Smith and published in 2000.

Study reveals link between childhood in care and mums who have babies removed by the courts

A Nuffield-funded study has found a high number of women, who repeatedly appear before the family courts and lose many children into public care or adoption because of child protection concerns, have been in care themselves.

40% of the mothers had been in foster care or children’s homes with a further 14% living in private or informal relationships away from their parents.