The Health and Social Care select committee’s response to the recent health white paper supports the direction of travel in the white paper, but the committee also identified areas needing further clarification and some ‘concerning omissions’, including the ongoing delay in setting out a plan for social care reform.
This briefing analyses the Labour Party’s manifesto proposals on education, children’s services and skills.
This briefing is on Ofsted’s annual report, formally known as The Annual Report of the Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2018-19 (21 January 2020) as well as the Ofsted press release Chief Inspector warns against pursuing success without substance and a regional breakdown of stuck schools
The DfE published Special educational needs: analysis and summary of data sources in May 2020; the seventh in a series of compendiums providing statistics and links to source documents. This briefing summarises that document and considers other policy analyses that can add to the picture and widen our understanding special educational needs and disability provision.
As urban areas consolidate and densify, one challenge is to ensure the availability of adequate social infrastructure to service the population and cater for health and wellbeing. This briefing looks at the challenges of delivering social infrastructure that both meets the needs of growing populations and changing community need.
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 surveys the progress being made in devolving adult further education budgets to local government in England.
This briefing provides an overview of significant developments that may place arising from Government or Parliamentary action across children’s services, education and skills during 2020, covering England only.
A look at the House of Commons Education Committee’s report Special educational needs and disabilities (October 2019). The report aims to influence the forthcoming spending review and to examine the effect of government policies on the implementation of the 2014 Act.
The Opportunity Areas programme is sponsored by the UK Department for Education (DfE) for England. The programme aims to help more children and young people to achieve their full potential through targeted funding in 12 areas which are among those which face the greatest challenges to social mobility in England. The funded is targeted at…