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Assessing children at the start of schooling in England

October 8, 2019

Reception baseline assessment starts in autumn 2020 although most primary schools are trialling it this year. It forms the baseline for primary school progress measures enabling such schools to be held to account for the seven years…

Blog posts & News releases

Children’s Life Chances

July 11, 2019

At the same time that children’s services are placing greater pressure on local government finances, local government finances are placing greater pressure on what we’re able to do for children. So much of what supports a good…

Projects & Reports

Exploring life chances for children: serial podcast

June 6, 2019

This autumn we’ll be bringing you a multi-part, serial podcast on growing up in the UK today. What determines a child’s life chances?  What are we doing as a society to make those chances better? Children’s services…


LGiU & TechUK Workshop: Children’s Services Transformation

January 10, 2019

The LGiU’s Annual State of Local Government Finance Survey alarmingly highlights that Children’s Services is now the top immediate pressure for councils. This is above Adult Social Care for the first time in at least three years, suggesting that…

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