Children, Young People and Families

We have expertise in researching and evaluating projects and programmes that aim to improve the socio-economic and educational outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Within this field, we have assessed the effectiveness of: new and innovative models of children’s social care delivery, support for families with complex needs, programmes to help young people enter and sustain employment, and investments made by government to facilitate social mobility.

Our qualitative research specialists have the skills and knowledge to consult effectively and safely with children, young people and families, including those in challenging and vulnerable circumstances.

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Feedback from our clients

  • Well done – a lot of work in a short space of time and at such high quality.” Sector Skills Council

  • "Your workshop was extremely well received and enabled managers to gain detailed insight, drawing on your expertise and knowledge.” Senior manager, not-for-profit organisation

  • "It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College

  • “YCL staff understand our organisation…I have developed a great relationship with them and I hope to work with them again.” Housing Association

  • “I’ve enjoyed working with you on this project. Thanks for your co-operation and flexibility.” Government department