View a range of Family & Community focused research articles and reports from Wales and across the UK for those who wish to develop their knowledge further. This section includes relevant reviews of policy and practice to measure success and areas for improvement. In the near future, we will also be including summaries and subject-specific overviews to help guide your research. Please note that copyright prevents us hosting some published journal articles and therefore these are provided as links to external websites and may require payment or access arrangement to view.

  • Understanding Welsh Places

    Understanding Welsh Places provides you with useful data and geographical information about your town or local area. The graphics, maps and guidance on the website have been developed to enable you to explore the data you need to help you identify opportunities for your local community and make a difference in the place where you live or work…

  • Poverty Survey Findings Report 2022

    Children in Wales launches the findings from their 6th Annual Child and Family Poverty surveys This report shares the experiences and views of practitioners and professionals working with over 41,500 children and families across Wales and importantly, hears the voices and experiences of children and young people themselves…

  • ‘Sky’s the Limit Design Brief’ by Become for young care leavers

    During National Care Leavers’ Week 2021, Become launched a new group project – Sky’s the Limit – to redesign ‘leaving care’ and offer a fresh and aspirational vision for how the care system should be supporting care-experienced young adults…

  • Improving care leavers’ experiences of the welfare system 

    Care experienced young people face a range of challenges in accessing Universal Credit and other welfare support. To address this, Leicestershire Care have worked with Learning and Work Institute to develop six key policy asks to improve welfare support for care leavers…

  • Thematic report: The status of foster carers

    Foster carers provide children with stability, security, attachment and a positive experience of family life…

  • State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021: Spotlight on Wales

    The State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021: Spotlight on Wales report highlights the challenges foster care in Wales has to overcome and what more needs to be done to provide our children with…

  • State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021

    The State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021 report, published in December 2021, provided further evidence of the recruitment and retention crisis in foster care but highlights how the need to value and recognise the foster carer role is at the heart of the crisis…

  • How Coronavirus has affected equality and human rights

    This report summarises evidence that helps us understand the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on different groups in society. It highlights potential long-term risks to equality and human rights covering…

  • The state of girls’ rights in the UK

    The coronavirus outbreak is continuing to sweep the globe, causing the worst health crisis of a generation. First identified in November 2019, it is now severely challenging…

  • Young people leaving care, practitioners and the pandemic: Experiences, support, and lessons

    This research project predominantly focused on the Welsh context and aims to contribute to this emerging body of evidence, with a specific focus on the needs, support and experiences of young people leaving local authority care…