Education Update - Wednesday 12 March 2014

From time to time we receive information which may be helpful to you in your work. Please see below several Government announcements.

Children, Families and Education


Education Select Committee: Government response to Foundation Years- Sure Start report

The Education Committee has published ‘Foundation Years: Sure Start children's centres: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2013–14’.  Read the report here.


Education Select Committee: Children in care being sent too far from home

Children in care should be found residential homes in their own areas and local authorities should ensure that they have enough suitable placements to make this possible, according to the Education Select Committee. More information here.


Guidance: Elective home education

Departmental advice on the legal position, roles and responsibilities of local authorities and parents towards children educated at home. More information here


Letter to local authorities about long-term strategy for NMSS

Information on the long-term strategy for non-maintained special schools (NMSS) from the Department for Education. More information here.


Open consultation: Child poverty draft strategy

The government invites views on its child poverty strategy. Consultation deadline is 22nd May. More information here.



Published: 13/03/2014
Audience: ALL
Contact: Communications Team

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