DfE and DHSC research on the state of wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in England
This briefing is on the UK Government’s 2020 annual report of the wellbeing of children and young people. Children generally responded with resilience to changes in their lives between March and September 2020, though mental health difficulties have increased for school-aged children and older groups.
The white paper sets out proposals for changes to legislation to progress the NHS long term plan. What are the main proposals, particularly those that relate to social care and public health? What are its main strengths and what questions remain about the future relationship between health and care?
The Careers and Enterprise Company’s State of the Nation 2019 report finds careers education is improving overall with over half of schools running regular encounters with employers. Disadvantaged areas are among the highest performing in the country on careers education but great variation in the level and quality of careers education throughout England.
Free schools have been one of the more controversial educational innovations by the UK Government in England since the 2010 general election. This briefing provides a 10-year look at the free school programme and what might happen next.
Coronavirus: Education, children’s social care services, childcare and skills: Coronavirus Act and DfE Guidance – England
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the DfE has issued, and intends to update as necessary, at least 15 separate pieces of guidance and other advice. This briefing summarises the guidance from the perspective of those needing to implement the guidance in local government. The briefing also looks at relevant provisions in the Coronavirus Act…
A compendium of announcements on early years, education, youth service, safeguarding and skills made at the 2019 Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Conference.
A look at the Joint Instectorates report on multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment – Prevention, identification, protection and support
This briefing is a guide to the guidance and other documentation which has been published by the Department for Education for England by Monday, 4 May on schools, colleges, early years settings and children’s social care.
Ofsted’s Fight or flight? How ‘stuck’ schools are overcoming isolation: evaluation report (January 2020) looks at schools ‘stuck’ on inadequate Ofsted ratings over a long period of time, comparing them to schools that have been ‘stuck’ but which have since managed to raise their Ofsted grade.
The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to impact on the workforce hard. Evidence from previous economic crises indicates that young people are likely to be affected more than most groups in the workforce. This briefing looks at what has happened in previous recessions and what can be done now.