Publications

A quiet crisis: local government spending on disadvantage

Lloyds Bank Foundation commissioned this independent research by the New Policy Institute to find out how English local authorities are supporting people facing disadvantage. It explores how local services have fare during a sustained period of severe financial pressure on local government finances and whether this experience differs across the country. 

It's (still) a Rich Man's World

Young women remain more likely to be on low pay, job insecurity has increased, debt levels have risen and young women’s mental health concerns are skyrocketing.

Our 2018 annual survey, It's (still) a Rich Man's World, once again shows that young women remain more likely than young men to be
affected by job insecurity, money worries and debt. 

annual survey 2018

“Are they shouting because of me?” Voices of children living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental health issues

Much of the research into the impact on children of living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental health is from the perspective of adults – with limited insights from children themselves. In this study, the Children’s Commissioner wanted to hear directly from children what it was like to live in these households. 

Women in Crisis: How women and girls are being failed by the Mental Health Act

This report sets out growing evidence that being detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 can be detrimental to women and girls’ wellbeing, with little attention paid to their particular needs, including their experience of trauma. This can have devastating consequences for women and girls, as shown by previously unpublished figures on self-inflicted deaths outlined in this report. Women and girls are slightly less likely than men and boys to be detained under the Mental Health Act. In 2016/17, 21,291 women and girls and 22,716 men and boys were detained.

Using restorative justice approaches to police domestic violence and abuse

The use of restorative justice in cases of domestic abuse is highly controversial. While little is known about how restorative approaches are used by the police, recent research shows they are used on a widespread basis to respond to domestic abuse throughout England and Wales (Westmarland et al, 2018). This study delves deeper, to look at 62 cases within one police force. Qualitative police data extracted from force systems were analysed to discover in what type of domestic abuse incidents restorative approaches are used, and what type of approaches are used.

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