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Call for councils to lead youth employment schemes

Call for councils to lead youth employment schemes. The government should hand over responsibility for youth employment schemes to local authorities in order to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet), council leaders have said.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed that almost all young people would be in education, work or training by 2020 if local authorities were given powers to lead the schemes...

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Education secretary acted unlawfully by failing to consult over care legislation during COVID

24/11/2020

Education secretary Gavin Williamson acted unlawfully by failing to consult with children’s rights organisations ahead of introducing changes to legal protections for children in care, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Gavin Williamson acted lawfully by in failing to consult the Children’s Commissioner for England and other children’s rights organisations before making “substantial and wide-ranging” changes [...]

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COVID has devastating impact on children’s rights

24/11/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on children’s rights, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned.

In its latest report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the commission has expressed significant concerns about how the pandemic is exacerbating existing inequalities with key concerns including more children being [...]

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Leap in children being home educated

24/11/2020

There has been a rise of almost 40 per cent in the number of children being electively home educated, The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has revealed.

The annual survey of local authorities to look rates of children being home schooled found that the most common reason cited by parents or carers for electing to [...]

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