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We believe society should ensure all children and young people receive the support they need to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. We work towards this belief by articulating a vision for a society which does so, inspiring a desire to pursue it and enabling organisations to achieve it.

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Oracy after the pandemic

Oracy APPG report ‘Speak for Change’ published today In 2016 The Centre for Education and Youth published The State of Speaking, in partnership with Voice 21 and Big Change. This research revealed that while teachers prioritised oracy highly, they were rarely able to give it the attention they felt it deserved. This research spurred the…

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White working class pupils and the CRED report

Today our Director of Research Dr Sam Baars was interviewed on LBC, as part of a discussion on outcomes for white working class young people in the wake of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Sam fed into the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into ‘left behind’ white working-class pupils in October…


Child Poverty can’t be the elephant in the room

For me, one of the hardest things about writing a book was knowing how to finish it. After briefly trying to convince myself ‘Young People on the Margins’ didn’t need a conclusion, I had to admit, the final chapter would be crucial. The CfEY team had set out to write a book because we felt…