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Hands up, who thinks their parents or carers are their most important teacher?

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 20 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention, Inequality
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The first teachers we have don't work in a classroom.

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How to make parenting classes the norm? Ask a parent.

Posted by Dan Breslin /

Wednesday 13 April 2016 / Children's centres, Early intervention
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There is no shortage of books about parenting full of tips, tricks, dos and don’ts. But what do parenting classes offer?

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Overcoming the elephant in the room: getting a Fair Deal for young people

Posted by Danielle Cope /

Wednesday 30 March 2016 / Financial education
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For many disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, financial worries resemble this elephant.

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The impact of the Immigration Bill on care leavers

Posted by Kate Maher /

Friday 18 March 2016 / Care leavers, Children in care
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We are deeply worried about what this Bill could mean for some young people leaving care.

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A Budget for the next generation?

Posted by Shelley Hopkinson /

Thursday 17 March 2016 / Inequality, Early intervention
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The Government’s focus on education starts too late to deliver on their promise to improve children’s life chances.

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