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High numbers of young people experimenting with gambling, study shows

15 October 2019

Largest UK study of its kind reveals popularity of betting activities

Prof Chris Taylor 2019

New academic leadership for SPARK

24 September 2019

Professor Chris Taylor is new director

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Women’s exercise time must be ‘valued’

19 September 2019

More support needed for women who want to run to keep fit, research suggests

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Changes needed for children from Wales in secure accommodation

18 September 2019

Recommendations made to change the system of secure accommodation for children from Wales

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Major funding win for national research centre

3 September 2019

Academics to investigate key challenges facing society

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New technology to monitor anti-Polish hate online

6 August 2019

Academics using cutting-edge algorithms to monitor trends

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Children in care can recover from adversity with the right adoptive environment, research finds

31 July 2019

‘Warm parenting’ can minimise negative impact of pre-adoption adversity

Professor Mike Levi receiving his outstanding achievement award from Professor Sandra Walklate

Outstanding Achievement Award for Criminologist

22 July 2019

Professor Mike Levi honoured

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Tackling poverty and modern slavery in Brazil

9 July 2019

Cardiff University collaborates with academics and prosecutors from Brazil

Social Care

Review of Intensive Family Preservation Services

17 June 2019

Cardiff University research informing social work practice

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Evaluating research into children’s social care

12 June 2019

What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care announces Panel of Evaluators

Dr Stuart Fox and Mark Drakeford

Learned Society of Wales Awards

30 May 2019

Cardiff University researchers among winners

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Largest report of its kind reveals the issues affecting adolescents today

22 May 2019

Young people in Wales show improvements in some health areas but need more support to deal with more recent social issues, academics conclude

Emma Renold and school kids

AGENDA resource expanded and rolled out to teachers in England

17 April 2019

Toolkit developed in Wales helps teachers deliver improved relationships and sex education

E-cigarettes

Growth in e-cigarette use hasn’t led young people to think smoking is ‘normal’

2 April 2019

Study of young people’s opinions and behaviours finds no resurgence in smoking

Teenage girl

School summer holiday experiences may be putting poorer children’s mental health at risk

28 March 2019

Research prompts call for more support during the summer holidays

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SPARK shows way for European social science parks

21 March 2019

Bespoke spaces turn ideas into action

Emma Renold and school kids

Primary AGENDA launched

19 March 2019

New resource will help teachers support children to explore how positive relationships matter

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Research sparks calls for tougher enforcement on social media companies

5 March 2019

Evidence from academic report contributes to findings of inquiry

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The Lost Ethnographies

20 February 2019

Methodological insights from projects that never were