£1.57bn to protect cultural, arts and heritage institutions

Britain’s arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus.

Online tool seeks to involve youth view in policy making

Young people are being invited to share their views on key issues with the government by using a new ‘Involved’ Instagram platform.

Third of nurseries may be forced to close

A third of nurseries in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK may be forced to close due to financial difficulties.

1,000s of children at risk when EU Settlement closes

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has warned that thousands of children are at risk of being left without status after Brexit.

Johnson announces new school building programme

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a transformative ten-year rebuilding programme for schools across England.

Children needing foster care rises by 44 per cent

Barnardo’s has declared a ‘state of emergency’ as the number of children needing foster care has risen by 44 per cent.

Thousands of children set to benefit from free meals

Disadvantaged children in England will now benefit from free healthy meals and enriching activities throughout the summer.

£1bn to help pupils catch up after lockdown

The government is to give an extra £650 million to schools in England to help pupils catch up on teaching missed since March.

Report warns of coronavirus impact on vulnerable children

Children’s sector professionals have serious concerns about the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on vulnerable children and families.

Reliable broadband for children or risk harming education

The government should urgently ensure that more than one million children have reliable internet access at home.

£50 million to improve attainment in Scotland

Pupils living in Scotland’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund.

Extra mental health support for pupils and teachers

New online resources will be provided to schools and colleges to boost mental health support for staff and pupils.

£7 million for vulnerable children’s charities

The government has announced that a ‘coalition of charities’ will help vulnerable children most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Campaign group urges for reopening of playgrounds

The API has written to Boris Johnson urging him to set out when and how public playgrounds will be brought back into use.

School closures likely to reverse attainment gap progress

School closures as a result of coronavirus will likely reverse the progress made in narrowing the educational attainment gap since 2011.

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