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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Early years provision – reopening the sector after Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have resulted in significant change and challenge for the early education and childcare sector in England. Drawing on the most recent government and sector evidence, this briefing examines how the impact of Covid-19 on the operation of all provision, levels of child attendance, the workforce and provider finances, business…

England & Wales Briefing
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The future of schooling post Covid-19 and beyond

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all sections of society and exposed its fault lines, particularly in education systems across the world. This briefing focuses on the lessons being learned from the pandemic and looks at four international and three UK-based reports on the future of education.

England & Wales, Global Briefing
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Making space for children and young people on the road to recovery: are 20-minute neighbourhoods the answer?

Drawing on global expertise, this briefing examines the mental and physical impacts of the pandemic on children and young people and explore the benefits the 20-minute neighbourhood could have on their health and wellbeing – highlighting ways local authorities can include children and young people in planning practices.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – EPI report

The UK Government for England is due to publish a Green Paper in June 2021 following a review of arrangements to provide support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) introduced by the Children and families Act 2014. The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a report assessing how fairly Special Educational Needs…

England & Wales Briefing
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Digital skills gap – Learning and Work Institute survey

This briefing is based on surveys conducted by the Learning and Work Institute which included 1,000 businesses and 2,000 young people, as well as an evidence review and a focus group with employers.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Understanding Dad during the pandemic and beyond

Fathers Network Scotland recently released the results of their 2021 Dads’ Survey, which explores how fathers and families have been impacted by the pandemic. The overwhelming feedback this year shows that dads have felt the strain of being pulled in all directions.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog