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Special Report: Apprenticeships

| January 04, 2019

The government has a goal to create at least three million apprenticeships by 2020, with many of these placements being targeted at vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of young people, writes Derren Hayes.

New year resolutions

| January 04, 2019

The January 2019 edition of CYP Now looks at how a rise in the cost of living and increased economic uncertainty has hit the personal finances of the children's service workforce.

Happy New Year: Let's…

| January 03, 2019

Youth Drinking in Decline

| January 02, 2019

The University of Sheffield's Alcohol Research Group is part of a new project funded by the Wellcome Trust, which aims to examine the patterns and causes of the decline in youth drinking in England.

T Level Extended Work Placement Research

By The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

| January 02, 2019

T-levels is a new two-year learning programme for young people in England that is being phased in from September 2020 onwards that will form a third, technical education alternative for 16-year-olds.

Learners and Apprentices Survey

By The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

| January 02, 2019

This research aimed to provide a full and detailed picture of learners' and apprentices' journeys.

Factors for SEND funding crisis

| January 02, 2019

Research findings support local government calls for a 'reboot' of how SEND services are commissioned.

A report by the European Migration Network cites Belgium as having some of the most supportive arrangements for older unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the European Union.

Commissioning: Care placements and sufficiency

By Toni Badnall-Neill

| January 02, 2019

A recent report warns of a crisis in care commissioning. Long-term planning is the only solution, says Toni Badnall-Neill.

Education cuts undermine SEND reforms

By Anna Feuchtwang

| January 02, 2019

An Ofsted report into the support (or lack of) for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)published in December was reported as a "national scandal". True. But who's to blame?

Young People In Low Level Vocational Education: Characteristics, Trajectories and Labour Market Outcomes

By The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

| January 02, 2019

The worth of technical and vocational provision at and below Level 2 is still routinely questioned. This paper looks at how valid such criticisms are.

Spotlight on Apprenticeships and Social Mobility

By The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

| January 02, 2019

This inquiry sought to test the stated aims of the reform programme against the realities for employers, providers and, above all, apprentices.

Inspections Clinic: Supporting pupil attainment

By Jo Stephenson

| January 02, 2019

Narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and better-off peers is a key challenge for leaders across all types of schools and one which Ofsted is keeping a close eye on, reports Jo Stephenson.

The cost of living on the frontline

By Joe Lepper

| January 02, 2019

Job cuts, pay freezes and the tough financial climate have hit all children's workers hard. Joe Lepper spoke to professionals from different sectors to find out how they manage to make ends meet.

Apprenticeships: Policy context

| January 02, 2019

As part of a wider drive to improve the status of vocational training, successive governments in recent years have developed policies to boost the number and quality of apprenticeship places.

Demonstrate trustworthiness

By Lindsay Marsden

| January 02, 2019

Public trust in charities is at its lowest point in a decade, but there are some key concepts that can help a charity to communicate its trustworthiness to stakeholders and the wider community alike.

Merseyside borough delivers improvements in children's social care after Ofsted 'inadequate' judgment in 2014.

Turning ACE into positive change

By Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green and Dr Jason Pandya-Wood

| January 02, 2019

Knowledge of adverse childhood experiences should be used to build children's resilience, say experts.

Draft standards miss the mark

| January 02, 2019

Experts warn revised youth justice standards may reduce children's rights and lead to inconsistent practice.