From 2004 to 2013, Next Steps was run by the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE). In 2013, the management of the study was transferred to the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the UCL Social Research Institute.
CLS manages four studies in total:
You can find out more about CLS at www.cls.ioe.ac.uk.
An organisation called the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds the study. It is one of seven independent research funders in the UK.
You can find out more about the ESRC at www.esrc.ac.uk.