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Research, policies and reports

We're not just a youth charity, we're a thought leader in all issues relating to young people. Find out more by reading our research and reports. 

Our research, policies and reports

As a leading UK charity, we strive to change the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and make a positive contribution to society.

This section brings together information which outlines our priorities and achievements. It also describes our approach to working with governments and partner agencies in a way which is both ambitious and sustainable.

Youth Index 2015

We are the authority on youth issues and opportunities. 

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Youth Index 2015

Find out how anxiety is gripping young people’s confidence.

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Skills Crunch 2014

Business leaders are facing skills gaps, threatening to hamper economic growth.

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Abandoned Ambitions 2013

Poor exam results cause thousands of young people to abandon their ambitions. Find out why struggling school leavers need more vocational support.

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Our reports

Our annual reports

Last year we helped over 56,000 young people.

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Our environmental policy

Our environmental policy

We recognise that our activities have an impact on the environment. 

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