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PADS+ stands for the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study, an ongoing 12 year study of adolescents and young adults in Peterborough, UK.
Its aim is to better understand situational influences on young people, namely how their families, schools and communities shape their social development. The study began in 2002 and is based at the University of Cambridge. More than 700 young people and their families have taken part, as have more than 20 educational institutions in Peterborough.