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The Lives Of Young Carers In England

According to the Office for National Statistics, there are almost 166,000 young carers (aged 5-17) in England. This report, undertaken on behalf of the Department for Education by Loughborough University, investigates the lives of young carers aged 5 to 17 in England. It looks at the prevalence of young caring and the characteristics of young carers and their families.

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19/01/2017
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Child Sexual Exploitation: Support In Children’s Residential Homes

While child sexual exploitation (CSE) has attracted considerable attention in recent years and has highlighted how residential children’s homes can be targeted by CSE perpetrators, little is known about the tailored support provided to children affected by CSE who are placed in residential care. This DfE study was commissioned to start filling this evidence gap.

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19/01/2017
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Insights Into The Role Of Research And Development In Teaching Schools

Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with strategic partners, such as universities and private sector organisations, to provide high-quality training and development to new and to experienced school staff. Research and development or ‘R&D’ forms one of their six key areas of responsibility, often referred to as the ‘big six’. This NFER report seeks to explore the effectiveness with which teaching schools are delivering their R&D responsibilities.

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19/01/2017
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Somebody Like Me

Young people are facing increasing pressures relating to their appearance. This report by the Be Real Campaign investigates the impact of body image anxiety on young people in the UK. Accorsding to the report, almost a third (30%) of secondary school pupils isolate themselves to avoid activities because of low body confidence while more than half (52%) regularly worry about how they look.

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19/01/2017
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All Change On Academies - The Government’s Education Plans Revised

The government announced last year that they have effectively abandoned its ‘Education for All’ Bill, unveiled in the Queen’s Speech on 18 May. To those who have been keeping a close eye on it however, its demise is not particularly surprising – it was more a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’. In this article, Ken Slade, part of the Education Team at national law firm Weightmans LLP, explores what it means.

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19/01/2017
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Step Change: An Evaluation

Step Change is a partnership of local authorities and the children’s charity, Action for Children, intended to improve outcomes for young people (aged 11 -17 years) on the edge of care or custody and their families, by introducing evidence based programmes (EBPs). This DfE evaluation of the early effects of Step Change, looks at the implementation and early impact of the project.

Date:
26/01/2017
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How Technology Might Help Young People In Care

This DfE report evaluates the University of Kent’s consortium project to explore how technology can support young people in care. The project brought together a consortium of technologists, designers and academics to understand how to leverage advances in technology for the benefit of some of the most vulnerable young people in society.

Date:
26/01/2017
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The Autism Dividend: Reaping the Rewards of Better Investment

This major report, authored by LSE researchers, has been launched in the House of Lords to address the £32 billion annual cost of failing to support autistic people adequately in the UK. The report identifies major weaknesses in current policy and practices to support autistic individuals and improve their lives.

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26/01/2017
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Lenehan Review Into Care Of Children With Learning Disabilities

This report by the Council for Disabled Children and commissioned by the Department of Health is calling for urgent action at a national level to prevent disabled children and young people with challenging behaviour and complex mental health needs being institutionalised at an early age, at huge cost to the taxpayer and with low ambitions for improving their lives.

Date:
26/01/2017
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