The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children report on increases in sexual grooming
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has published a report which reveals that there were at least 4,373 offences of sexual communication with a child recorded in England and Wales in the year up until April 2019
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector has published commentary on managing behaviour in schools
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman has published commentary on managing behaviour in schools and summarising Ofsted's findings.
TUC Congress 2019
A lively TUC Congress took place in Brighton from 8-11 September.
National Audit Office report on support for pupils with SEND in England
The National Audit Office has published a report on support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England.
Government Announce Major Review into Support for Children with Special Educational Needs
The Department for Education has announced a review into support for children with special educational needs, following last week’s announcement of a major funding boost of £700 million in 2020/21 for pupils with complex needs.
Survey on cuts to Children's Services
The Children’s Society, Action for Children and the National Children’s Bureau have published the results of a survey of 502 Conservative councillors in England on cuts to children’s services.
Councils overspending on children’s social care
The Local Government Association (LGA) has published analysis on council overspending on children’s social care.
The Children's Society Good Childhood Report
The Children’s Society has published its annual ‘Good Childhood Report’ which finds that since 2009, children and young people have become increasingly unhappy.
Children’s Commissioner Report
the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published new research which shines a light on the thousands of children growing up in homeless families.
Children's Commisioner - Stability Index 2019
Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published the Children’s Commissioner’s 2019 Stability Index, an annual measure of the stability of the lives of children in care in England.
Senior Mental Health Leads Training
Last week the Department for Education launched an exercise to recruit a specialist provider to deliver training for senior mental health leads in schools and colleges.
National Assembly for Wales Children, Young People and Education Committee Report
On 10th July The National Assembly for Wales Children, Young People and Education Committee published its report into School Funding in Wales
TUC submission to the HM Treasury consultation on public sector exit payment caps
You can download a copy of the TUC submission to the HM Treasury consultation on public sector exit payment caps here.
Wellbeing Schools Forum
The National Children’s Bureau have launched the Wellbeing Schools Forum, an online platform that brings education providers together to share best practice with the end goal of improving mental health and emotional wellbeing for every pupil
DfE - Early communication and literacy programme
New national campaign launched with ideas to support children's learning at home, or as part of everyday activities like catching the bus or doing the shopping.
AEP Guidance - The Employment of Assistant Educational Psychologists
The AEP has produced guidance on the employment of Assistant Educational Psychologists
Save the Date! AEP Annual Conference 2019
The AEP Annual Conference will take place in Cardiff this year (Nov 14-15)