‘Absolute paralysis of Brexit’ impacts children in need

The government has failed to address the question of dire education outcomes for children in need due to the “absolute paralysis” of Brexit, the children’s commissioner for England has warned. The Department For Education’s Help, protection, education; concluding the Children in Need (CiN) review published today shines a light on the 1.2 million pupils who have been under the care of social services and who do not pass their maths and English GCSEs, children’s commissioner Anne Longfield claims. Fewer than one in five of the 1.6 million children who have been supported by a social worker pass their GCSEs in maths and English, which the commissioner describes as “shocking”. Read more.

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