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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Work experience and careers education: DfE response to Youth Select Committee

The Youth Select Committee report ‘Realising the Potential of Work Experience’ looks at the unequal nature of young people’s access to work experience and ensuring that young people are suitably prepared to make informed post-16 choices on T-Levels and apprenticeships. The briefing looks at the Government’s response.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Apprenticeships – the NAO view on value for money

The National Audit Office’s report finds employers have made only limited use of the available Apprenticeship Levy funds to support new placements, and that following the Levy’s introduction there was a large drop in apprenticeship starts. DfE must demonstrate that the programme is achieving value for money and that resources are being used to best…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Where next for the Northern Powerhouse?

The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.

England & Wales Briefing

The Rising Tide of Child Poverty: Working in partnership to support children and families living in poverty in Edinburgh

Working in partnership is identified as a key priority in theory, policy and practice related to reducing child poverty, mitigating the broader impacts and closing the poverty related attainment gap. The 1 in 5: Raising Awareness of Child Poverty Project invites colleagues from education, social care, health and the third sector to its annual conference…

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Are we failing the health of our adolescents and young people?

The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood .finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Are modern families waving or drowning?

Working Families and Bright Horizons Family Solutions have published their Modern Families Index, produced annually since 2012. It looks at how working families manage the balance between work and family in the UK.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Schools Adjudicator – 2018 annual report

The latest report from the Schools Adjudicator takes an overview of the work on local authorities on a variety of school-related issues. This is part of our School Report briefing series, reporting on education in England.

Scotland Briefing