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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Children’s Mental Health in the UK and Ireland – recent reports

The need to promote the wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic and tacking mental health problems has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at recent reports on the issue.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Ofsted Annual Report 2019-20

In July 2020, Ofsted published a commentary by the HMCI, which outlines Ofsted’s planned work in education and social care, as schools and colleges prepared to re-open for all pupils in September. This briefing summarises the report.

England & Wales Briefing
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School attendance and pupil wellbeing under Covid-19

Pupil attendance at school during the Autumn Term 2020 has been affected by the need for pupil and staff isolation as Covid-19 continues to make school-based learning difficult in many parts of England. This briefing is on recent studies and government policy developments on the issue and the new national lockdown announced on 4 January…

England & Wales Briefing
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Troubled Families Programme

This briefing examines the Troubled Families Programme (TFP), its impact, recent commentary and the future prospects for the programme.

England & Wales Briefing
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The early education workforce in England – what next?

Despite more than twenty years of policy development and financial investment in early childhood education and care, the sector’s workforce remains one that is mostly female, low-qualified, lacking socio-demographic diversity and poorly paid. This briefing looks at the issues and how local authorities may bring about change.

England & Wales Briefing
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Ethnic disparities in education

This briefing explores the ethnic disparities existing in educational outcomes from early years to higher education, taking in schools, further education and post-education destinations.

England & Wales Briefing
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Lessons from lockdown – Ofsted, parents and children

A look at the findings of England’s education inspectorate (Ofsted) from school visits in September and October 2020 and other reports on parents and children on the return to schools of all children in Autumn 2020.

England & Wales Briefing With case study