Topic: Education and children's services

Local authorities are at the forefront of providing eduction services for their communities and supporting some of the most vulnerable children in society.

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Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 – Old wine, new bottles?

The Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. The Act mainly applies to England. A summary of the main provisions of the Act and the likely implications for local government can be found in the briefing.

England & Wales Briefing
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MacAlister review of children’s social care – final report

The UK Government commissioned for England an independent review of children’s social care in 2021. This “once in a lifetime” review, led by Josh MacAlister, has now been published and key points are set out in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing
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DfE (England) Green Paper: SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time

The UK Government for England has published a consultation on the future shape of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative education provision. The consultation closes at the start of July 2022. This briefing looks in detail at the proposals and what the Government is trying to achieve.

England & Wales Briefing

The DfE’s SEND review – right answers?

In a week full of education policy announcements, John Fowler outlines the key proposals in the Government SEND Green Paper.

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Schools White Paper: Opportunity for All

The UK Government has published it long-promised schools white paper for England ‘Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child’ and several associated documents on 28 March 2022. This briefing contains a short overview of the proposals.

England & Wales Briefing