Our in house expert research and policy team works with a range of stakeholders to ensure NCB is at the forefront of understanding and advocating what works best for children and young people in England and Northern Ireland.
Our research underpins this by providing evidence to develop robust positions and shape high impact interventions. We work to identify and fill evidence gaps, uncover unmet and hidden needs, and understand what works and why.
At all times children and young people are at the centre of this work, whether by informing research questions, co-designing methods, or testing our findings.
Having clear policy is critical to our work because it affects all parts of children and young people’s lives. Regardless of who someone is or where they live, their lives are shaped by the policy environment.
We use our research findings and policy positions to influence the Government and Parliament, by keeping politicians, advisers and civil servants up to date on the issues affecting children and families. As well as using it to inform every aspect of NCB’s work, from creating training programs, keeping stakeholders informed and putting our work into practice.