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Testing measures to ensure young people return to classrooms

On-site Covid lateral flow tests for secondary pupils on return to school, with students and staff encouraged to test twice a week

From: Department for Education , Department of Health and Social Care , and Office of the Children's Commissioner

Published 3 January 2022

All secondary schools have been asked to provide one on-site test for pupils ahead of their return to the...

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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published - 5 December 2021

Last updated - 13 December 2021 — See all updates

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the...

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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The Government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 5 December 2021

Last updated 7 December 2021 — See all updates

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the Government...

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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The Government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Laninjo-Hughes

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 5 December 2021

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the Government to determine what improvements are needed by the...

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Ofsted calls for stronger oversight of early years multiple providers and social care groups

Ofsted has published two research reports looking at early years multiple providers and providers that own more than one children's home.

From: Ofsted

Published 28 October 2021

Two new research reports by Ofsted, published today, find that current legislation does not reflect the level of influence that early years multiple providers and social care groups have on individual...

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Serious child harm cases reported by councils rise by nearly a fifth

New figures show that serious child-related incidents reported by councils have risen by almost a fifth in the past year, the Local Government Association reveals today.

There were 536 serious incident notifications in England during 2020/21, up 87 (19 per cent) on the total of 449 in 2019/20, and 41 per cent higher than the 379 incidents five years ago in 2015/16.

The...

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New recovery fund to tackle harms facing vulnerable children

£24 million regional fund for children's social care, including funding to support unaccompanied minors

From: Department for Education and Vicky Ford MP

A new programme aimed at levelling up outcomes for vulnerable children and building back a fairer, more resilient system has been announced, backed by £24 million.

The new fund will support projects...