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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.

We are the authority on youth issues and opportunities. 

Explore our research

Youth Index 2015
Facing the future: employment prospects for young people

New report finds prolonged youth jobs crisis is set to cost UK economy almost £7 billion next year.

Find out more

Youth Index 2021

We've launched our annual Youth Index report for 2021 with Tesco, which gauges young people’s happiness and confidence levels across a range of areas.

Download report (pdf, 2mb)

Gender Pay Gap Report

We've published our gender pay gap results, as well as the actions we're taking to reduce this gap to zero.

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Our annual reports

Last year we helped over 56,000 young people. 

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The Youth Employment Group

Find out how we're working with the Youth Employment Group to advocate for full and inclusive employment for young people.

Learn more

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