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We are the think and action-tank for education and youth

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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The challenges of home schooling

“How late did you stay up last night doing your lesson planning?” “How much instant coffee have you had?” “Handed out any detentions yet?” These are just some of the supportive queries I’ve had from my colleagues over the last week and a half, since my daughter stopped going to school along with millions of…


My SEND journey

Over the last year I have been travelling all over England meeting teachers, pupils, parents and experts for a really exciting project. Together with the Whole School SEND consortium, a group of schools and organisations led by the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen), CfEY has made a suite of short films to help…


Domestic Abuse in the Covid-19 Lockdown

Yesterday, Priti Patel announced that survivors of domestic abuse can still leave home to seek refuge despite covid-19 lock down regulations. This will be welcome news for millions of young people and women. As speakers at our covid-19 roundtable highlighted on Friday, staying home will likely increase and intensify domestic abuse. We now need to…


Business as (un)usual: Supporting vulnerable learners through Covid

We were honoured today to be joined by nine thoughtful and insightful panellists for a roundtable on supporting vulnerable learners through Covid. Pannelists included school leaders, a university professor and an Education Psychologist, alongside an audience of nearly 200 teachers, youth sector professionals, local authority staff, policy makers and governors. As part of the discussion,…


Join our virtual reading group

We’ve been holding a weekly CfEY reading time for a few months now. Each Thursday a few of the team get together virtually to read and discuss literature relevant to our work. It’s a great space to make sure that we keep reading (even when things are busy), and to discuss methods, findings and links…