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What works in enhancing social and emotional skills development during childhood and adolescence?

Based on a systematic search of the literature, this report presents a narrative synthesis (a qualitative summary of findings, as opposed to a statistical meta-analysis) of findings from evaluations of programmes implemented in the UK in both school and out-of-school settings.

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Funded by the Early Intervention Foundation, the Cabinet Office and the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission as part of a joint review of ‘Social and emotional learning: Skills for life and work’.