How is the information used? 

Adding administrative information in Child of the New Century and other studies has already helped change the way we tackle bullying and support summer born children in schools and assess school performance more fairly.

It enables us to collect new evidence about what policies and services work best and for whom will help researchers and policy makers to:

  • identify and plan services needed for the future (in the fields of education, health, employment, social welfare and criminal justice policy) and,
  • take decisions about how best to spend public money (e.g. training opportunities, health services or affordable housing).