young people

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Ofsted and CQC launch consultation for new inspection provision framework for children and young people with SEND

A consultation from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission presents a new draft framework for inspecting provision for children and young people with SEND.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have today launched a consultation on proposals for a new joint framework for inspecting provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) within...

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The impact of lockdown on young people’s eyes

Opticians are advising Plymouth youngsters about how to look after their eyes after research shows the damage that’s been done during lockdown.

According to the Journal of School Health, researchers have found that children and teenagers spent more time in front of computers and mobile devices throughout the pandemic, causing eye strain, blurred vision and dry eyes.

The...

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THOUSANDS OF VULNERABLE INFANTS, CHILDREN & FAMILIES TO BENEFIT FROM MORE SUPPORT

- Vulnerable children and families will be supported from birth through to adulthood via flagship government schemes

- Expanded Family Hubs, Supporting Families and Holiday Activities and Food programmes will be backed by funding totalling over £1 billion

- Package will ensure every child gets the best possible start in life, forming part of government’s commitment to level...

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National Tutoring Programme simplified to reach as many pupils as possible

Plans have been set out for the next year of the National Tutoring Programme, where schools will receive funding directly to help reach pupils most in need of support.

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

Published 31 March 2022

Children and young people will benefit from more tutoring through their school from next year, with all funding going...

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Art with Artists for 11-16 Year Olds

Young people will have the opportunity to work and play with professional artists and theatre makers this Easter.

Nature-inspired Textiles and Devised Theatre are amongst the activities that 11 to 16 year olds will be able to take part in during Art With Artists – a four-day programme run by Significant Seams in partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The activities include...
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How widening inequalities in education and employment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will impact children’s life prospects

Major new study will show how widening inequalities in education and employment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will impact children’s life prospects

A major new study will show how widening inequalities in education and employment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will impact children’s life prospects.

Experts hope their work – which includes a comparison of the life chances for today...

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MENINGITIS NOW URGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE UP LIFESAVING VACCINE

CHARITY MENINGITIS NOW are urging young people to take up a potentially lifesaving vaccination to protect against the disease.

The latest Government figures on the uptake of the routine school-based MenACWY teenage vaccination show an increase from 58.3% of those eligible to receive it in 2019-20 to 76.5% last year.

Whilst the charity has welcomed the increase in take up the figure...

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Improvements seen in children and young people's wellbeing

State of the Nation report highlights positive impact of keeping schools open, with millions more to be invested in senior mental health lead training.

From: Department for Education , Department for Work and Pensions , Department of Health and Social Care , Will Quince MP , Gillian Keegan MP , The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP , and Baroness Deborah Stedman-Scott OBE DL

Published 8...

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Government outlines ambitious plans to level up activities for young people

Government commits to National Youth Guarantee backed by £560 million funding

From: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport , The Rt Hon Nadine Dorries MP , Nigel Huddleston MP , and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

Published 1 February 2022

  • Youth Investment Fund will deliver up to 300 new and refurbished youth facilities in the most deprived parts of England
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School funding boosted by £4bn to level up education for young people

Every pupil across England will see an increase in funding, as school budgets are set to get an additional £4bn next year.

From: Department for Education and Robin Walker MP

Published 16 December 2021

Children and young people across the country will benefit from an additional £4bn rise in funding for schools next year to help improve education and level up opportunity for...

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