Access the research reports, trends and labour force analysis produced our expert research team.
SfJ Research was commissioned by Bicton College to carry out an outcomes evaluation of the MaPS course. This would include attempts to measure the social value created through the students’ participation in this particular style of residential learning. The project aimed to bring about a fundamentally different way to approach a national education issue whilst meeting an emerging requirement of the British Armed Forces.
SfJ Research investigated the viability and sustainability of a mediation centre for Wales which in turn would be the UK’s first ever mediation centre. This work was funded by the Sector Priorities Fund Pilot as part of the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Government. The report on the first phase of this research explores the need and demand for a mediation centre in Wales.
Phase 1 report Welsh langauge Report
The Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) has been established to bring about changes at the operational level that lead to the emergency services working together more effectively at major incidents.
SfJ Research has delivered this research project as part of the Employer Investment Fund (EIF). The EIF, managed by UKCES, stimulates employer investment in skills. This project is one of a wider programme of projects designed to inform the development of working across boundaries in the Justice and Community Safety sector.
The Skills for Justice Employer Skills Survey (ESS) is a biennial consultation that seeks to provide insight and knowledge on trends of skills issues across the United Kingdom (UK) Justice and Community Safety sector (JCS sector). The survey results have been split according to the 8 sectors below.
Justice and Community Sector (sector-wide)
Voluntary Community Services, Victims, Survivors & Witnesses and Restorative Justice
Policing and Law Enforcement
Fire and Rescue Services
Local and Central Government
Courts Tribunals Prosecutions and Related Witness Carer
Offender Management Youth Justice Custodial Care and Children’s Workforce
SfJ Research analysed the offender management workforce, ensuring that workers on the frontline have the right skills, knowledge and understanding to perform a given role to the required standard. The specific focus of the report is identifying the skills gaps for those working in the offender management sector (Prison and Probation).
As part of the Employer Investment Fund, SfJ Research investigated the use and development of Apprenticeships within 105 Local Authorities across England and Wales.