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| 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.
| January 03, 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.
| 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.
By The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
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.
This research aimed to provide a full and detailed picture of learners' and apprentices' journeys.
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.
By Toni Badnall-Neill
A recent report warns of a crisis in care commissioning. Long-term planning is the only solution, says Toni Badnall-Neill.
By Anna Feuchtwang
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?
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.
This inquiry sought to test the stated aims of the reform programme against the realities for employers, providers and, above all, apprentices.
By Jo Stephenson
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.
By Joe Lepper
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.
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.
By Lindsay Marsden
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.
By Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green and Dr Jason Pandya-Wood
Knowledge of adverse childhood experiences should be used to build children's resilience, say experts.
Experts warn revised youth justice standards may reduce children's rights and lead to inconsistent practice.
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