Today’s blog looks at a consultation that will change the role of Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools.
children in care
Local authorities will have access to £49.2 billion in 2020-21, a £2.9 billion, or an estimated 4.4% increase, to help them deliver essential services for local communities, including an extra £1.5 billion for social care.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the launch of a new consultation on unregulated accommodation as we look to improve the quality of children’s social care.
In 2020-2021 local authorities across England are set to receive a share of £49.1 billion in funding, an increase of £2.9 billion and the biggest year-on-year real terms increase in spending power in a decade.
Today our blog looks at the Guardian’s article on the Reception Baseline Assessment pilots, and BBC News’ coverage on care homes.
Our blog will return on Monday 16th December.
We’re committed to ensuring people have access to high-quality technical education across the country, and University Technical Colleges are helping to deliver on that, with 21% of pupils progressing into apprenticeships after completing their post 16 education, more than double the national average.
As part of our funding announcement at the end of August, we announced an increase of £780million for the high needs budget.
The visit also provided the Education Secretary the opportunity to meet with representatives from Scottish universities and discuss their shared ambition for the UK to retain their place as world-leading educators.
We have established a new national programme, backed by up to £2m funding, to help local areas protect young people from being taken advantage of by criminals or ‘county lines’ gangs.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the new drive to help children in care into independent schools, a new advisory group to support headteachers, and the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England on child vulnerability.