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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Schools Adjudicator – 2019 annual report and Covid-19 developments

The latest Office of the Schools Adjudicator Annual Report gives an account of the casework activities of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) and analyses the statutory reports on local authorities’ work during the same period. This briefing examines the findings.

England & Wales Briefing
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Opportunity Areas – Social Mobility for children and young people through education in England

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…

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Further education after Covid-19

FE colleges were anticipating change not least because of the increasing number of colleges in intervention and the anticipated follow up to the Augar Report to name just two potential drivers of change in the system. But Covid-19 has created an entirely new operating environment and the sector’s existing priorities have been reordered and new…

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Youth employment after Covid-19

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Special Educational Needs and Disability data analysis – school-aged children, England

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Covid-19 and the youth service

The latest report by the National Youth Agency, the UK’s leading youth charity and voice for young people and youth work, highlights the scale and prevalence of young people’s needs that are amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing also looks at other reports on the experiences of youth during the lockdown.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing