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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Covid-19 and the youth service

NYA report ‘Out of Sight? Vulnerable Young People: COVID-19 Response’ Research 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. The report Out of Sight? Vulnerable Young People: COVID-19 Response…

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Swift Read: Measuring poverty

The Social Metrics Commission (SMC) produces an annual measure of poverty for the UK. This briefing discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the already insurmountable challenge faced by governments to solve the problems around child poverty and inequality.

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DfE guidance on Covid-19 – England

This briefing is a guide to the guidance and other documentation which has been published by the Department for Education for England by Monday, 4 May on schools, colleges, early years settings and children’s social care.

England & Wales Briefing
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Tackling Child Poverty: Scotland’s First Year Progress report, 2018-2019

Background In March 2018 the Scottish Government published ‘Every Child, Every Chance’, the first Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan due under the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act, which is backed by a range of investments, including the £50 million Tackling Child Poverty Fund. This delivery plan sets out the concrete actions Scottish Government are taking to…

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Not normal: closing schools to most pupils and Covid-19: impacts on pupil learning

The Government’s guidance to close all schools, colleges and early years settings to nearly all children and young people in the face of the Covid-19 virus was announced at a Downing Street press briefing on 18 March. This brieing looks at what happended naext, evidence of the effect of length of school year on learning…

England & Wales Briefing