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.



The College of the Future Commission – Final Report

An overview of the final report of the College of the Future Commission, its England report, the DfE commissioned report on financial oversight of the sector and the prospects for the further education white paper.

England & Wales Briefing

Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

England & Wales Briefing

Brexit: Schools update

Provides an update on DfE guidance for England on the implications of Brexit for schools and further education.

England & Wales Briefing

Bundle: Social mobility

What makes the difference to where we end up in life? A collection of our recent publications and events focusing on social mobility.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
Members & Followers

The scale and impact of the economic crisis on young people’s labour market opportunities

The pandemic-related economic crisis is having a significant impact on unemployment, but particularly so for young people, who are 2.5 times more likely to be working in the sectors most affected. This briefing describes the challenges facing young people in employment, sets out how Scottish Government aims to address these challenges, and provides insight into…

Scotland Briefing

2020 Spending Review – education and children’s services

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to announce the results of the Government’s review of expenditure for 2020-21 on Wednesday, 25 November 2020. This briefing looks at the prospects for school and 16-19 education, family and children’s social care services, early years and youth services.

England & Wales Briefing

Cross border family law and migrant children after the transition period

From the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), the current EU regulatory framework for cross border family law cases is likely to cease as the UK will need to rely on international conventions rather than EU law. This affects children of EU citizens in the UK (and children of UK citizens in EU…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing