At risk of bullying: more so if you are disabled?

Are disabled children and young people at higher risk of being bullied? is a briefing on research by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons which explores the relationship of disability with bullying in early childhood and adolescence. The research makes use of data from the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (Next Steps) … More At risk of bullying: more so if you are disabled?

Growing up disabled

How does disability affect young people’s experiences of growing up? is a research briefing looking at the differences in how children with a disability move into adulthood compared with their non disabled peers. The research by Lucinda Platt, Sam Parsons, Stella Chatzitheochari, Rebecca Fauth and Helena Jelicic uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Young … More Growing up disabled

Do families with a disabled child face greater disadvantage?

Do families with a disabled child face greater socio-economic disadvantage? And how does the risk of disadvantage vary with age? is a briefing which looks at the extent to which disabled children are born into more disadvantaged families or whether disadvantage accumulates during childhood. It also explores  whether the pattern is the same across different … More Do families with a disabled child face greater disadvantage?

Disability differentials in educational attainment

Disability differentials in educational attainment in England: primary and secondary effects is research by Stella Chatzitheochari and Lucinda Platt published in the British Journal of Sociology (not open access). The research investigates the educational transitions of young disabled people using data from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England. It finds that disability differentials in transition … More Disability differentials in educational attainment

What is the prevalence of child disability?

What is the prevalence of child disability? is a research summary outlining the measures of disability used in the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, and showing how they overlap. It identifies rates of disability at different ages in childhood and the extent to which disability is long-term. This … More What is the prevalence of child disability?

A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering

A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering is an article by Frances Ryan published in the Guardian looking at the barriers to a university education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The article references research by Stella Chatzitheochari and Lucinda Platt which investigates the links between disability and educational attainment. Read the journal … More A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering

Children with SEN: school and long term outcomes

SEN, school engagement, attainment, and long term social and economic outcomes is a presentation given to the Department for Education in August 2018 by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons. It shares a range of findings from research making use of the British Birth Cohort Studies. The research includes a look at at how the current generation of … More Children with SEN: school and long term outcomes