Street-play model copied nationwide
Bristol has more street-play schemes than any other city in the UK, due in part to University research.
Understanding and promoting the educational progress of children in care
Research led by Bristol and Oxford Universities has concluded that, contrary to popular belief, children in care make better educational progress than children living at home receiving social work support (‘children in need’): the care system, therefore, operates as an educational protective factor
Multi-dimensional approach to tackling poverty takes off worldwide
Countries as far afield as the Solomon Islands, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda are turning to research carried out by Bristol experts to change how they define and tackle poverty.
Defining poverty in the 21st century
The Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE:UK) project provides policy makers with impartial, accurate and reliable evidence with which to measure poverty.
Changing the way domestic abuse is policed and tracked
In March 2014 the new Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, more commonly known as ’Clare’s law’, was rolled out by police forces across England and Wales.
Increasing active travel to school
Research proving that walking or cycling to school results in health benefits has informed national and international policy.
Gold standard for measuring child poverty
UNICEF is among several key organizations to adopt the scientific estimates of child poverty developed at Bristol’s Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.
Influencing legislation on care of children
More children in the UK are now cared for by relatives or friends (kin) than unrelated foster carers since a ground-breaking study revealed how successful it can be for all concerned.
Tackling teen relationship violence on TV
Research into violence within teenage intimate relationships has highlighted the importance of challenging the attitudes and behaviours that foster an acceptance of abusive relationships as early as possible.