The independent review of children’s social care in England has published a new way of looking at the costs of children’s social care. This briefing looks at the research behind the publication.
Over the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous effect on the education of children and young people. Going forward, the question on everyone’s mind in the education field is how can we keep our schools safe from Covid-19?
This briefing examines the Institute for Employment Studies and The Health Foundation report entitled ‘Not Just Any Job, Good Jobs!’ which looks at young peoples’ opinions on the employment market, quality and accessibility of work and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted this.
Jodie Gray, chief executive of English UK, explains how ensuring English language schools get a share of the Government’s new business rates relief fund could benefit local economies from summer 2022.
The number of babies born each year (live birth rate) goes in cycles and this has implications for school place planning. England and Wales experienced a significant ‘baby boom’ in the decade to 2012 with an increase of 23% in the number of babies born each year from 2001. Since then there has been a…
In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with the review’s work on gender inequality and focuses on the ‘Women and men at work’ report, published in December 2021.
The length of the school day has become in many education jurisdictions a topic for debate and determination as schools and school systems attempt to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at the evidence, both local to England and international, for extending the school day and the public debate in England.
Young people are generally under-represented in decision-making fora, therefore, there is a need for specific approaches to engage young people as active citizens. This briefing reviews a recent youth needs analysis of rural communities in Ireland.
The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.