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Engaging children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with the natural environment - BE0153

Description
In its 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP), the Government set out a commitment to connecting people with the environment and a priority to encourage children to be close to nature, both in and out of school, with a particular focus on disadvantaged areas.

This research will review current provision of opportunities that support children and young people’s engagement with the natural environment outside of school. The focus of the research is to identify whether children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds access the opportunities available, the barriers and challenges that are present, and how best practice can be built upon and current provision optimised to improve engagement.
Objective
The objectives of this research are to:
• Identify gaps in service provision, barriers and challenges to effective and quality provision and any solutions to increasing engagement with the target group.
• Identify examples of best practice and opportunities to build on current provision, as well as provide recommendations for effective future monitoring of engagement with the target group.
• Understand how a future natural environment programme could reach the most disadvantaged young people.
• Identify where support would be best allocated and how it could be developed, including the role for potential government support.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Defra NEP Research Summary   (278k)
• FRP - Final Report : Engaging children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds - Final report   (1147k)
• ANX - Annex : Engaging children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds - Technical Appendices   (548k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2019

To: 2020

Cost: £142,302
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Centre For Social Research
Keywords
Social Research