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2024

The Diana Award

The Diana Award Mentoring Programme Concept Test
The TDA Mentoring Programme aimed to improve employment prospects for young people by providing a range of activities relating to career skills, career insight and work experience, social action, and physical and mental wellbeing. Through this project, Youth Futures wanted to understand more about how the programme was delivered, the outcomes that participants achieved, and the mechanisms through...
2024

The Amber Foundation

Amber programme concept test study
Amber Foundation entered our ‘Development’ stream as a project supporting young people who are further from the labour market into positive EET outcomes.
2023

Reboot II process study report

Reboot II process study report
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Young People’s Reboot Journey

Young People's Reboot Journey
Evaluation Outputs
Understanding the journey from a young person's perspective
2023

Evaluation of the Reboot programme: Feasibility study report

Evaluation of the Reboot programme: Feasibility study report
Evaluation Outputs
The Reboot programme aims to support care-experienced young people into work, education or training. The programme targets young people aged 16-25 who are care-experienced and looked after by statutory care in the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) or North Somerset Council, are not currently in education, employment or training (NEET), or are at risk of not being in employment, education...
2023

Inspiring Futures evaluation – Summary Outputs for Practitioners

Inspiring Futures evaluation - Summary outputs for practitioners
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Inspiring Futures evaluation – Technical Appendix to Final Report

Inspiring Futures - Technical Appendix to Final Report
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Inspiring Futures evaluation – Summary output for children and young people

Inspiring Futures evaluation - Summary output for children and young people
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Inspiring Futures – Summary output for policy makers

Inspiring Futures - Summary output for policy makers
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Inspiring Futures – Final report

Inspiring Futures - Final report
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Inspiring Futures evaluation – Final report (impacts of COVID)

Inspiring Futures evaluation - Final report (impacts of COVID)
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Inspiring Futures evaluation – Deep dive case studies

Inspiring Futures evaluation - Deep dive case studies
Case Study Evaluation Outputs
2023

Statistical Analysis Plan – Mixed methods efficacy randomised controlled trial of a psychologically informed coaching model for care experienced young people

Statistical Analysis Plan - Mixed methods efficacy randomised controlled trial of a psychologically informed coaching model for care experienced young people
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Evaluation protocol – Mixed methods efficacy randomised controlled trial of a psychologically informed coaching model for care experienced young people

Evaluation protocol - Mixed methods efficacy randomised controlled trial of a psychologically informed coaching model for care experienced young people
Evaluation Outputs
2023

Preparing for evaluation

Preparing for evaluation
Evaluation Outputs
Guidance for organisations This guidance draws on learning from a capacity-building project in which NatCen worked with several organisations that run programmes aimed at helping young people to enter the workplace. This output was not a prespecified outcome of the project, but was created as part of a suite of learning outputs to help organisations working with young people....
2023

Measuring employability skills

Measuring employability skills
Evaluation Outputs
Learning from a capacity-building project This paper draws on learning from a capacity-building project in which NatCen worked with several organisations that run programmes aimed at helping young people to enter the workplace. These organisations were interested in measuring whether their programmes improved employability skills amongst the young people they work with. This...
2023

CatZeroLtd

Evaluation Report
CatZero is a youth development charity helping young people that are that are not in employment, education and training (NEET) across the Humber region to overcome personal challenges and lead positive lives. CatZero aims to increase the confidence and self-esteem of young people by challenging them to complete a 12 week programme focused on vocational and...
2023

UpRising

Evaluation Report
UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation with a mission to open pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. With the funding, 400 young people aged 18-25 will be supported by the existing 'Fastlaners' programme through an online programme. Young people will benefit from connecting...
2023

Supporting young people’s mental health

Supporting young people’s mental health
Evaluation Outputs
A review of evidence on the impact of non-clinical interventions on young people with mental health issues.
2023

Supporting young people in rural areas

Supporting young people in rural areas
Evaluation Outputs
A review of issues faced by young people in rural areas in the UK and interventions to support their mental wellbeing and access to employment and training.
2023

Connected Futures Insight Report

Renaisi - May 2023
This report includes a series of insights from the Connected Futures Learning Partner team at Renaisi. The insights reflect on early experiences and observations from the first six months of the Connected Futures programme, diving into the following key themes: Developing partnerships Youth participation Consultation and research Systems...
2022

RAND Europe: Case Study 5: Networking and collaboration

RAND Europe: Case Study 5: Networking and collaboration
Case Study
This case study forms part of the youth employment infrastructure research and evaluation project carried out by RAND Europe in 2021-22 on behalf of the Youth Futures Foundation. It explores the ways in which infrastructure organisations network and collaborate in their efforts to improve employment outcomes for young people in England. It seeks to understand the activities involved and to draw...
2022

RAND Europe – Case study 4: Supporting capacity building of frontline organisations

RAND Europe: Case study 4: Supporting capacity building of frontline organisations
Case Study
This case study forms part of the youth employment infrastructure research and evaluation project carried out by RAND Europe in 2021-22 on behalf of the Youth Futures Foundation. It aims to understand how infrastructure organisations in England support frontline organisations through capacity building, the challenges and facilitators involved, the impact on frontline organisations and their work,...
2022

RAND Europe: Case Study 3: Data and learning

RAND Europe: Case Study 3: Data and learning
Case Study
This case study forms part of the youth employment infrastructure research and evaluation project carried out by RAND Europe in 2021-22. It explores the ways in which infrastructure organisations collect, analyse and disseminate data to support frontline organisations helping young people into employment, as well as to create change for those young people directly. It seeks to understand the...
2022

RAND Europe: Case Study 2: Working to embed and champion youth voice in infrastructure organisations

Case Study
This case study forms part of the RAND Europe study looking at infrastructure organisations working towards youth employment. This case study draws on five interviews and a focus group discussion to explore ways in which organisations embed youth voices in their own structures...
2022

RAND Europe: Case Study 1: Working to effect change in policymaking at regional, national and systems levels

Case Study
This case study forms part of the RAND Europe research looking at organisations working towards youth employment. The case study draws on five interviews and desk research to explore ways in which organisations work to effect change in policymaking (at regional, national and...
2022

Retaining disadvantaged young people: practice summary and recommendations

CIPD
Young people facing disadvantage have experienced unemployment challenges through the pandemic and it is crucial that employers create jobs and workplaces where they can develop and build long-term careers. This review provides evidence-based guidance to employers.
2022

Recruiting young people facing disadvantage: practice summary and recommendations

CIPD
This evidence review aims to help employers looking to work with disadvantaged young talent. It addresses the barriers disadvantaged young people face in applying for jobs, recruitment channels, selection tools and approaches that provide and accurate and fair evaluation of young people facing disadvantage.
2021

Youth Employment System Map

Youth Futures Foundation
Click here to view our first attempt to map the youth employment system in England. It provides an interactive, visual representation of the barriers and opportunities young people from marginalised backgrounds face as they seek good jobs.
2021

Levelling up for young people: Building an Opportunity Guarantee

Over the past few months, the YEG has been working together to address the challenges posed by the COVID crisis on young people’s...
2021

Five reasons to extend Kickstart (2021)

Youth Employment Group secretariat
This policy paper makes a compelling case to extend the Kickstart scheme beyond December 2021.
2021

VIY

Evaluation Report
Volunteer It Yourself combines DIY and volunteering by challenging young people aged 14-24 to help repair and refurbish youth and community facilities, whilst learning vocational trade skills on the job. They also deliver ‘early intervention’ construction sector employability skills and careers training for 10-14 year-olds in schools. The...
2021

The Diana Award

Evaluation Report
The Diana Award is a charity set-up in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales. The charity continues Diana’s legacy by awarding young people for their positive contributions to society, humanitarian or activist work. The grant will be used to enhance The Diana Award's Mentoring and Development programme; it will fund the development and delivery of their...
2020

Youth Hub paper

Youth Futures Foundation
A high-level summary of the evidence on co-located employment services, identifying the critical elements to consider in designing and establishing a successful Youth Hub.
2020

Youth Hub cheat sheet 

Youth Futures Foundation
Download our poster-sized quick guide to effective design and delivery of a Youth Hub.
2020

Youth Employment Covid-19 Response (2020)

Youth Futures Foundation, Institute for Employment Studies, Impetus, Princes Trust, Youth Employment UK
Building on strong evidence from past recessions, this paper sets out evidence and practice-based policy recommendations for supporting young people into work in the era of Covid-19.
2020

Help Wanted: Getting Britain Back To Work (2020)

Institute for Employment Studies, Learning and Work Institute, Youth Futures Foundation, Reform, Impetus, the Association of Colleges, the Employment Related Services Association, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and the Institute for Employability Professionals. Suggested key priorities, evidence and proposals for how government might design and deliver its employment and skills...
2020

Supporting disadvantaged young people into meaningful work

Institute for Employment Studies for Youth Futures Foundation
An initial evidence review to identify what works and inform good practice among practitioners and employers.
2020

COVID–19: Local responses to youth unemployment and scarring 

What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
This paper examines labour market performance and the national policy response with evidence on supporting young people at transition points and things for local areas to consider.
2017

Interventions to improve the labour market outcomes of youth

A systematic review of training, entrepreneurship promotion, employment services and subsidized employment interventions (2017). Campbell Collaboration and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
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