£700 million to help students catch up on lost learning

Gavin Williamson has announced a new £700 million plan to help young people in England catch up on lost learning due to the pandemic.

Voters do not trust PM to ease lockdown safely

The Prime Minister has failed to win voters’ trust that he can take England safely out of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new poll.

New Psychological First Aid training available

Public Health England has announced that new online training is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus.

Two thirds of London’s nurseries risk closure

Childcare providers across the capital will struggle to survive the year, with those in deprived areas being at the greatest disadvantage.

Serious child harm cases rise by more than a quarter

The Local Government Association has warned that serious child harm cases reported by councils rise by more than a quarter during pandemic.

£9.4m investment in children’s mental health services

The Welsh Government has announced that more than £9 million will be available specifically to support children and young people.

One in six struggling to afford broadband

New research from Citizens Advice has found that more than one in six people are struggling to afford their broadband during the third lockdown.

Free admission to the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial

The government will provide free entry, in perpetuity, to everyone visiting the proposed new Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

New research into benefits of culture and heritage to society

A new programme of research has been announced to improve decision making by valuing the benefits of our culture and heritage capital to society.

Overhaul planned for education and training in England

Ministers are setting out plans to improve vocational education to help ensure that employers get the skilled workforce they need.

New laws to protect cultural and historic heritage

New laws to protect England’s cultural and historic heritage will mean that historic statues should be ‘retained and explained’ for future generations.

Williamson launches review of children’s social care

Gavin Williamson is launching a review of children’s social care to help make sure children and young adults get the support they need.

UNISON calls for nurseries to close during lockdown

UNISON has said that pre-schools, including nurseries, must be closed except to educate the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable.

Johnson announces new national lockdown

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown and instructed people to stay at home to control the spread of coronavirus.

Johnson welcomes uplift in key public sector jobs

The Prime Minister has reaffirmed his commitment to boost the numbers of public sector workers as part of the government’s drive to build back better in 2021.


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