Children and Families Newcastle to reimagine services

Newcastle City Council will provide more community based, accessible and joined-up support and services for children, young people and their families.

All schools to receive carbon dioxide monitors

The government has announced that education settings will be provided with carbon dioxide monitors from September, backed by £25 million in funding.

Sunderland children’s services jump to Outstanding rating

Improved services in one of the most deprived councils in England are making a real difference to vulnerable children’s and families lives.

Extend incentives for new apprenticeships beyond furlough

The financial incentives in place to help employers create apprenticeship programmes should be extended beyond the end of the furlough scheme.

Disadvantaged ‘locked out’ of crucial early years opportunities

New research from the Sutton Trust has revealed that most disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds are ‘locked out’ of crucial early years education.

£20 million announced to create more Family Hubs

The government has set out plans to elevate its Family Hubs programme, backed by £20 million of new funding.

Student number increase needs funding match

An extra £570 million will be required in 2022 to prevent a further fall in spending per student in UK colleges and sixth forms.

Unions make call for urgent action on ventilation in schools

Education unions have urged the government to take firm action to improve ventilation in schools to reduce further coronavirus disruption.

Labour outlines apprenticeships creation plan

Labour has pledged new opportunities for young people to earn and learn with a plan to create 100,000 new apprenticeships.

1,600 children now living with type 2 diabetes

A new NHS Digital report has revealed that nearly 16,00 children and young people in England are now living with type 2 diabetes.

Lords urge for more support for vulnerable children

The House of Lords Public Services Committee has urged ministers to get joined-up to support family services, both nationally and locally.

New flexible approach to apprenticeships announced

Sectors can now bid for a share of a £7 million fund to support the creation of new flexible apprenticeships.

Government urged to launch a children activity campaign

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has urged the government to renew efforts to get people exercising.

Families across England to receive better support to adopt

Thousands of families are to receive better support when adopting children through a new strategy to tackle the postcode lottery currently affecting the sector.

£1 million education programme for Traveller children

Communities Minister Lord Greenhalgh has announced new education programmes to help support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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