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Social Mobility Commission - power boost

23 May 2018
Education select committee chair Robert Halfon is to push for legislative changes to boost the powers of the Social Mobility Commission. 

Overhaul to sex education in Wales

22 May 2018
Children in Wales will be taught what makes healthy relationships and there will be more emphasis on sexuality as part of an overhaul of sex education.

New measures to support SEN

14 May 2018
New measures to boost support for children and young people with additional needs have been announced today (10 May), setting out the next steps in the government’s drive to give every child the tools to fulfil their potential.

Government's Green Paper on Mental Health 'lacks ambition', Committee says

10 May 2018
The Government's proposed Green Paper on Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health lacks ambition and will provide no help to the majority of those children who desperately need it, say the Education and Health and Social Care Committees in joint report.

Narrow vocabulary 'hits pupils' grades', new research reports

19 April 2018
The report, focusing on schools in England, says the number of pupils with limited vocabulary remains "stubbornly high" across all age groups, despite a range of programmes addressing literacy.

Labour warns of £1bn drop in children's services spending

18 April 2018
Analysis by the Labour party has found that Councils are spending the equivalent of nearly £1bn less on children's services than they were in 2012. 

Eligibility for free school meals under Universal Credit: new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies

18 April 2018
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner commissioned the Institute for Fiscal Studies to assess the impact of the £7,400 threshold, comparing it with how families would have fared under the old benefits-related system.

Diet and lifestyle during the ‘pre-conception’ period can profoundly affect the child’s development, researchers find

17 April 2018
Couples who are obese, as well as those who smoke and drink alcohol, could be risking the health of their future children, say experts who are calling for far more awareness of the effects of modern lifestyles on babies in the womb.
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