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What needs to change?
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What needs to change?
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We believe that grassroots improvement must be accompanied by policy changes from the government to improve outcomes for vulnerable children.

Here are some of the things we’re currently lobbying for, and we will add more soon!

The Timpson review made 30 recommendations to government. Most are yet to be implemented. Here’s what still needs doing.

We lack data about the education of some of our most vulnerable children. Here’s a list of the things we still don’t know…

Year 11 is a cliff edge for excluded children: one in two drop out of education, employment or training after their GCSEs. Here’s what post-16 support for excluded children should look like.

Two thirds of excluded children have an identified social, emotional or mental health need. The government needs to support schools to intervene earlier and prioritise specialist mental health support for this cohort. Here’s how.

High needs funding is applied inconsistently throughout England. We’re proposing a national fair funding formula for alternative provision that includes an allocation for upstream working with children at risk of exclusion.

Latest blog posts

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Looked after children

The overlap between social care, special educational needs and alternative provision: Part two

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Looked after children

The overlap between social care, special educational needs and alternative provision: Part one

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AP quality

Alternative Provision: neglected or known?

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AP quality

Alternative Provision Benchmark Toolkit – Summary