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Promoting and safeguarding the rights of young carers, 06/14 [S]
Policy Briefing from Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People on the rights of young carers.

The condition of Britain: strategies for social renewal, 19/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This Institute for Public Policy Research report sets out a comprehensive new agenda for reforming the state and social policy to enable people in Britain to work together to build a stronger society in tough times.

Growing Up in Scotland: Characteristics of pre-school provision and their association with child outcomes, 17/06/14 [S]
Analysis from the Growing Up in Scotland Study on the relationship between children’s experience of pre-school provision and change in their social and cognitive development between ages 3 and 5.

Educational Outcomes for Scotland's Looked After Children, 17/06/14 [S]
An 'Official Statistics' publication initially focusing on the educational outcomes for looked after children, with the aim of including the lifelong learning, health and justice outcomes for looked after children in future years.

British Social Attitudes: the 31st report, 17/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
NatCen Social Research 31st annual report on public attitudes.

Growing Up in Scotland: Family and School Influences on Children's Social and Emotional Well-being, 12/06/14 [S]
Explores family and school influences on two measures of child well-being at age 7: children's subjective assessment of their well-being and an indicator of mental health problems (behavioural and emotional difficulties as measured by parent's response to Goodman's Strenths and Difficulties questionnaire).

Wages, taxes and top-ups: the changing role of the state in helping working families make ends meet, 12/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This paper from Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the changing influences of pay, benefits and taxes in allowing working families to reach minimum living standards from the late 1990s to the most recent recession.

Performance indicators in primary schools: a comparison of performance on entry to school and the progress made in the first yea
This Department for Education report looks at the cognitive and non-cognitive development of children starting school and their progress to the end of the academic year in England, Scotland, New Zealand and one State and one Territory in Australia.

Understanding the parental employment scenarios necessary to meet the 2020 Child Poverty Targets, 09/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission research report explores the parental employment outcomes that would be necessary to meet the absolute and relative child poverty targets set in the Child Poverty Act 2010.

Below the breadline: the relentless rise of food poverty in Britain, 09/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This report from Oxfam GB, Church Action on Poverty and Trussell Trust advises that there has been a dramatic increase in demand for food banks and charitable help in the UK, with more than 20 million meals provided in 2013 - a 54% increase on 2012.