Brightside Cited in Policy and Research

Our expertise in mentoring and social mobility has been recognised by official bodies and academics in various research and reports.

Brightside’s mentoring is showcased as a case study of good practice in the Department for Education’s non-statutory advice for careers education Careers guidance and inspiration in schools

The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Joint Select Committee cites Brightside’s mentoring as an example of an effective intervention for young people in the Careers education, information, advice and guidance report.

Our work supporting white boys from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education is highlighted in Working In Partnership: Enabling Social Mobility Across Higher Education, produced by the Universities UK Social Mobility Advisory Group as a report to Government.

The Higher Education Policy Institute refers to Brightside’s work in Boys to Men: The underachievement of young men in higher education – and how to start tackling it.

Brightside was one of the leading organisations asked to contribute innovative ideas to increase understanding and respect between generations to the United For All Ages report A Country For All Ages: ending age apartheid in Brexit Britain

Brightside has also produced One-to-One support: A collaborative quality framework, alongside NESTA and Teach First. The result of a collaboration between over 20 third sector organisations, the framework will enable practitioners in the fields of mentoring, coaching and tutoring to both extend and prove the impact of their work with young people in accordance with sector recognised standards.