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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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: Commons Education Committee

A look at the House of Commons Education Committee’s report Special educational needs and disabilities (October 2019). The report aims to influence the forthcoming spending review and to examine the effect of government policies on the implementation of the 2014 Act.

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Towards child friendly cities

LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler visited Bristol to find out what they’re doing to make their city truly child friendly and what that means for us grown-ups.

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Schools in England: unexplained pupil exits

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) have published ‘Unexplained pupil exits from schools: Further analysis and data by multi-academy trust and local authority’. The EPI present a subtle policy analysis that considers a range of factors within a complex school system.

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Careers and enterprise education in schools and colleges: 2019 report

The Careers and Enterprise Company’s State of the Nation 2019 report finds careers education is improving overall with over half of schools running regular encounters with employers. Disadvantaged areas are among the highest performing in the country on careers education but great variation in the level and quality of careers education throughout England.

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Regional adoption agencies – DfE evaluation

A look at the Regional Adoption Agencies – the Government initiative in England to create 25-30 regional bodies to take over and streamline the child adoption process from local government and voluntary bodies.

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Education, Health and Care Plans: Ombudsman complaints – England

The number of complaints to the Ombudsman about Education, Health and care Plans is increasing rapidly. The rate of finding against local authorities and their partners has risen from just over 50% to almost 90%. A checklist is provided for LAs to review practice and reduce complaints.

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