Additional income needed to prevent nursery closures

A quarter of nurseries and childminders in deprived areas of England say they will not get by beyond Christmas without additional income.

Government should devolve more adult education funding

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged the government to commit to devolving further adult education funding to the capital.

UK play sector unites to keep playgrounds open

The UK’s leading bodies concerned with children’s play have joined together in a concerted effort to ensure that community play areas remain open.

Useless PPE spend could have covered free school meals

The money the government ‘wasted’ on unusable face masks could have all but paid for free school meals until next Easter, says Labour.

A million children under restrictions to lose free school meals

Nearly a million children living in areas that are subject to coronavirus restrictions are set to lose access to free school meals over the holidays.

Labour calls for holiday free school meals until Spring

Labour has called on the government to extend the provision of free school meals until the Spring – or face a Commons vote on the issue.

LGA calls for restoration of £1.7bn early intervention funding

Cuts to early intervention funding in the past decade must be urgently reversed as councils prepare for a surge in demand for support for young people.

Overhaul to adoption system needed, says Williamson

To mark National Adoption Week, the Education Secretary has called for an overhaul of the ‘overly bureaucratic’ adoption system.

Demand for free school meals experiences sharp rise

There has been extremely high demand for Free School Meals this Autumn, highlighting the hard-hitting socio-economic consequences of coronavirus.

£257 million to better support cultural organisations

More than 1,300 arts and cultural organisations are expected to benefit from a share of £257 million from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Half of schools cannot offer on-site mental-health counselling

Only half of teachers say their school can offer pupils on-site mental health counselling in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

COBRA-style action needed to save young people

Young people face becoming a ‘lost generation’ unless the government develops a COBRA-style response to boost job opportunities.

Free digital skills training for Liverpool residents

Hundreds of Liverpool City Region residents are set to benefit from free training in the digital skills needed by local employers.

Government to offer further education courses

Adults in England without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a fully funded college course.

Comprehensive childhood recovery package needed

A comprehensive recovery package is needed to tackle rising tide of childhood vulnerability caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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