The APPG on Knife Crime has published a report on breaking the link between school exclusions and knife crime. The report finds that young people thought schools increasingly relied on both fixed term or even permanent exclusions to respond to what seemed to be relatively minor behaviour. Those interviewed also argued that school exclusions served as a catalyst for young people who were already at risk of getting involved with crime. The APPG puts forward a number of policy recommendations which include school rankings taken into consideration all pupils, including those they exclude as well as all excluded children having access to fully time education as many children current do not get this.
The report can be found in full, here.