Supporting children and young people
Subtitle: Realising the talents of all
Leon Feinstein, Barbara Hearn and Zoe Renton with Caroline Abrahams and Mary MacLeod
About the Author
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Despite efforts in recent years there remains a strong link between the circumstances into which a child is born and their adult outcomes. Drawing on new and existing research, Reducing Inequalities looks at children's experiences, at home and in school, and explains the extent to which these factors affect their success as children and later as adults. Improving children's outcomes and tackling inequality requires contributions from many sectors: local government, the voluntary and community sector, the research community and national organisations concerned with children, young people and families.
This publication contributes to the understanding of the part each sector can play.
This publication is also available for NCB members as an Ebook. It is free to download from the members area.
Leon Feinstein is Professor of Education and Social Policy at the Institute of Education, University of London. He has conducted research on the importance of schools and other formal and informal learning institutions for social justice, health, social cohesion, family formation and wider well-being. Much of his research has focused on the role of parents, schools and wider social networks in the intergenerational transmission of inequality and on appropriate policy responses.
Barbara Hearn was Director of Policy, research and Information at NCB. She currently chairs the National Participation Forum, sits on the Board of National Voices, and the government's National Education & Employer Partnership Taskforce. Barbara previously worked in local authorities and for the National Institute for Social Work. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and has worked for the government's Children and Young People's Unit on policy development and subsequently for the DfES's Children, Young People and Families Directorate as advisor on Youth Matters. She has authored publications on family support, child protection, reducing inequalities, management and community based practice.
Zoe Renton is Head of Policy at NCB.
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