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We believe society should ensure all children and young people receive the support they need to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. We work towards this belief by articulating a vision for a society which does so, inspiring a desire to pursue it and enabling organisations to achieve it … Read More

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Inside the black box: how high-performing schools create a positive culture

8th August 2018

Anyone who has visited a range of schools soon notices the subtle but distinctive feel of different school cultures. Now, our latest research report, published today by the Department for Education, sets out in detail how these subtle differences can be pinned down in more concrete terms, and identifies the…

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Partners in Progression: Engaging parents in university access

12th July 2018

Universities should work with parents to increase access to university, according to a new report published today by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department and LKMco. The recommendation comes in response to the finding that 95% of parents have concerns about their child going to university, including worries about debt,…

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What Does It Take For A Child To Get Help With Their Mental Health?

21st June 2018

Our new report published today lays bare the scale and severity of the UK’s Youth Mental health crisis, showing that children in desperate need are being refused help. One young person was told a suicide attempt was ‘not serious enough’ for them to access support and another to put their ‘chin…

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Adventure and the Outdoors: Fair access for all young people

30th July 2018

If we want to prepare young people to live fulfilling lives, it is worth reflecting on what makes our own lives fulfilling. Research can tell us a fair bit about that, but in this blog I want to provide a personal reflection on that question, particularly focusing on the role…

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Tackling Polarisation: Unpacking complexity in education debates

23rd July 2018

Unpacking Complexity Two weeks ago, when the LKMco team sat down to consider what we wanted research at LKMco to do we agreed that:  “Polarisation in education rarely benefits anyone and instead want to shine a light on nuance and complexity to bring together those with different points of view…

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Who cares about education and young people?

21st July 2018

Stunning new analysis of Parliamentary transcripts shows that female MPs are twice as likely as men to refer to education in their speeches. The analysis, which can be found with some stunning visualisations here is based on analysis of 1.2 million speeches delivered by men and women who have served…

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Making the Case for Change: the Future of Research at LKMco

16th July 2018

The LKMco team came together on a hot July afternoon to talk about the future of research at LKMco. We discussed the importance of telling the stories of young people and those who work with them to make the case for change, including those marginalised groups who might otherwise be…

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Partners in Progression

13th July 2018

Universities should work with parents to increase access to university, according to a new report published today by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department and LKMco. The recommendation comes in response to the finding that 95% of parents have concerns about their child going to university, including worries about debt, living costs…

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Partners in Progression: Press highlights our new report

13th July 2018

Our new report with King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department will be launched at the Brilliant Club’s annual conference in Peterborough and calls on universities to work with parents to increase access to Higher Education. Writing for the BBC, Branwen Jeffreys said: “Debt and future job prospects are parents’ biggest worries…

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