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State of the Voluntary Sector in Hampshire

Action Hampshire, with the support of the district CVSs, recently carried out some research into the state of the voluntary sector in Hampshire. An on-line survey was circulated around Hampshire’s voluntary and community sector organisations in November/December 2017. A range of questions were posed, most of which were asked in relation to the organisation’s position […]

The Good Childhood Report 2016

Over the last decade the Children’s Society have asked over 60,000 children how they think their lives are going.  The Good Childhood Report 2016 is their fifth in-depth study into children’s well-being, produced in partnership with the University of York. The media picked up on some of its headline findings: 1 in 3 girls are unhappy with their […]

Youthscape Centre for Research

Phoebe Thompson (previously editor of Youthwork Magazine) has recently started a new role, developing a research unit at Youthscape. The Youthscape Centre for Research is a brand new think tank situated at the heart of Youthscape.  Their hope is to carry out national pieces of research among youth workers and young people.  As part of […]

Children wide open to God says survey

Great snippet from an article in the latest Connecting You from Scripture Union Children are open to spirituality and have a natural inclination for prayer, whether or not their parents have an active faith, says a new piece of research commissioned by Scripture Union as part of the Guardians of Ancora project. The survey of children […]

Digital Children: Learning Spaces

Allen Reesor on Learning Spaces at the Digital Children conference: Jesus said in Matthew 18:3 that we need to become little children but we don’t know who is the child. Who is a child?  Are we becoming like little children? Who learns from whom?  As adults we are not the experts, we come knowing that we don’t […]

‘The Church in Action’ – latest research report from Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund’s latest research report The Church in Action: a national survey of church-led social action quantifies the scale of Anglican church-led social action in England, explores the types of activities that parishes run and identifies the social needs they help to address. Our findings show that thousands of parish churches around the country play an […]

Latest research from Church Urban Fund

Survival Strategies: A survey of the impact of the current economic climate on community organisations in the most deprived areas of England Church Urban Fund’s latest research report examines the impact of the current economic climate on community organisations in the most deprived areas of England. It follows two reports published by Church Urban Fund in […]

Boys Hit Puberty Younger

The New York Times recently highlighted researching showing that boys hit puberty younger but it is unclear as to why: A large study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that boys are entering puberty earlier now than several decades ago — or at least earlier than the time frame doctors have historically used as a […]