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New essay on trauma and children’s social care published

I am pleased to have contributed a short essay to The Centre for Social Justice’s new publication, Trauma: The Long-Term Impact, looking at trauma and the children’s social care system. In my essay, I recount some of what I have learnt from the frontline practitioners I have spoken with, about their experiences of supporting children…

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Coverage of CfEY and University of Oxford’s research

Last week saw the launch of two important reports on oracy. In partnership with the University of Oxford, The Centre for Education and Youth published its report ‘Oracy after the pandemic’. This research informed the Oracy All-Party Parliamentary Group’s Speak for Change report, which we drafted using evidence supplied by the APPG. You can access…


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…