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The effects of social origins and cognitive ability on educational attainment: evidence from Britain and Sweden, 16/10/13 [E/NI/
This study demonstrates how children of similar intelligence have very different levels of educational attainment depending on their social backgrounds.

Young People's Knowledge and Understanding about Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses , 11/10/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published the findings of a survey of S3-S6 pupils in Scotland which asked them how often they have been taught about sexual health in school, what their understanding is, and how they think they will use this understanding in the future.

Evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in NHS Lothian, Scotland: 4th Report - Toddlerhood, 09/10/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published the key findings from the fourth of four evaluation reports on the individual phases of the Family Nurse Partnership programme implemented in NHS Lothian, Scotland. The evaluation focuses on learning from the delivery of the programme during the toddlerhood phase of the programme (the period when client’s children are 12 to 24 months old).

Children and parents: media use and attitudes report, 03/10/13 [E/NI/S/W}
This report from Ofcom provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15 and for the first time, among children aged 3-4.

Scottish Health Survey 2012, 24/09/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published the results of the 2012 Scottish Health Survey containing key indicators on general health and mental wellbeing, dental health, alcohol, smoking, diet, physical activity, obesity, long-term conditions and gambling.

Effectiveness of school-based life-skills and alcohol education programmes:, 24/09/13 [E/NI/S/W]
This review, carried out on behalf of Alcohol Research UK, explores the impact of school-based alcohol education/life-skills programmes on young people’s knowledge of alcohol, decision-making skills, and alcohol-related behaviour; which programmes offer the greatest value for money; and the processes that facilitate or inhibit the implementation, sustainability and impact of alcohol education/life-skills programmes.

Climate change: children’s challenge, 23/09/13 [E/NI/S/W]
This report for Unicef UK draws on five years of research, with interviews from young people from all over the world about their reactions to climate change.

Children treated like ‘slaves’ to perform sexual acts, 20/09/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Children as young as eight are being forced into performing slave-like sex acts live on webcam by sexual abusers, according to research revealed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre which has uncovered a worrying trend in children self-harming or taking their own lives as a result.

Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled Children in Scotland, 18/09/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published research conducted by Children in Scotland on better understanding ‘outcome models’ for all children and young people and for children and young people in the diverse and challenging context of disability.

The Impact of Disability on the Lives of Young Children: Analysis of Growing Up in Scotland Data, 18/09/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published the findings of a research project commissioned with the objective of undertaking an in-depth analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to examine the circumstances and outcomes of children living with a disability in Scotland. The overall aim of this analysis was to explore the impact of disability on the child, their parents and the wider family unit.