Publications

NPC produces high quality, independent research into the charity sector. Our reports explore how charities and funders are tackling the UK’s social problems and share lessons and practical insights.

What next?

NPC’s report looks at ways to improve careers education and guidance for young people up to the age of 19.

School’s out?

NPC’s report examines the twin problems of truancy and exclusion. The report looks at why some children are more at risk of truanting or being excluded than others, and outlines how charities are filling the gap where government is failing.

Ordinary lives

NPC’s report, Ordinary lives, examines the issues facing disabled children and their families, and highlights activities that are most likely to benefit disabled children.

Valuing short lives

There is little respite for families caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. Frequent visits to hospitals and interrupted nights are often coupled with caring for siblings and running the family home.

Caring about dying

Death is an inevitability that we will all face. Most of us can consign it to the distant future. However, for people confronting terminal illness, death becomes a stark, imminent reality and the manner of dying becomes an important concern.

Out of the shadows

Out of the shadows examines the approaches donors can take in tackling the causes and effects of HIV and AIDS in Africa. It explores the vastly different situations in three Central African countries: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.

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