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Young People: Research

We undertake a variety of research focused around Young people and social cohesion.

We are supporting a dedicated analysis of developmental progress in Greater Manchester children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years, to support the Greater Manchester focus on School Readiness. This is being taken forward with school readiness locality leads, performance leads and finance leads, with a view to informing a programme of work looking at opportunities for collaborative commissioning and joint investment in evidence-based best practice.

We also provide data analysis and research services to support the ambitions of the Greater Manchester Children’s Services Review. For example, a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) has been undertaken to inform the development of a Greater Manchester Complex Safeguarding Hub and Spoke Model - Wigan and Rochdale Child Sexual Exploitation Innovation Project (Achieving Change Together).

Our research publications includes:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) dashboard
    Analysis of school readiness across each of the ten localities.

  • Greater Manchester Talent Match
    Research and evaluation support to the Big Lottery Fund programme that aims to support young people who are not in employment, education or training.