£7.7 million council investment in York’s libraries

City of York Council is set to commit to a £7.7 million investment in the city’s libraries in a programme of city wide improvement.

Air filters in schools to prioritise face to face education

Thousands of new air filters will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption in the classroom.

Support for young people in serious violence hotspots

Young people who are most at risk of serious violence will receive targeted support to keep them engaged in education and attending lessons.

Government must invest in comprehensive mental health support

The Centre for Mental Health has said that the mental health of young people has been underfunded for too long, leaving a postcode lottery of support.

Carers urge for change to fostering system at risk

A crumbling and failing system is what children and young people in foster care are faced with, if urgent improvements aren't made.

Use local government more in fixing employment

Employment and skills support in local areas will become even more fragmented if councils are sidelined in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.

New measures announced to reduce pupil absence

New expert attendance advisers with decades of first-hand experience are to begin work to reduce pupil absence.

Elective home education rises by a third, say councils

The cumulative number of young people being electively home educated during 2020-21 was 34 per cent higher than 2019-20 totals.

Universities to drive up standards in local schools

Universities will be required to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children by driving up education standards in schools in the local community.

Number of children in care could reach 100,000 by 2025

The number of vulnerable children being placed in council care could reach almost 100,000 by the middle of the decade.

Restore child support to 2010 levels, say peers

More than a million vulnerable children in England have had their life chances reduced by cuts to early years and youth support since 2010.

Online tool to map employment and skills provision

The LGA has launched a new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.

100,000 young careers boosted by Kickstart Scheme

Over 100,000 young people across the country have now started jobs through the government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme.

Government announced new Climate Award for students

Children and young people will soon be able to undertake a new Climate Award in recognition for their work to improve their environment.

Stealth cut of £400m to youth services in Budget

Last week’s Budget announcement contained a stealth cut to funding for youth services worth more than £400 million over the next three years.


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