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Companies and learners gain real benefits from work-related training

Employers reap the benefits of better motivated and more highly skilled staff when they get involved in work-related training such as apprenticeships, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

  • 05 Oct 2010

Ofsted to publish its 2009/10 Annual Report

Ofsted will be publishing The Annual Report 2009/10 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills on Tuesday 23 November.

  • 01 Oct 2010

Armed Forces’ recruits and trainees feel safe and well-supported but still room for improvement in welfare and care

The training staff of the Armed Forces display a strong commitment to promoting the well-being of recruits and trainees, but there is still scope for improvement in the overall quality of welfare and duty of care, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

  • 15 Sep 2010

A statement is not enough – Ofsted review of special educational needs and disability

A major review of special educational needs and disability arrangements published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, reveals a range of concerns about the current system and how well it is serving children and young people.

  • 14 Sep 2010

Local authorities face many challenges identifying children missing from education

Ofsted’s latest survey highlights the challenges local authorities face in identifying and tracking children who are missing from education. Children missing from education, and whose whereabouts become unknown, not only risk failing academically but are also potentially vulnerable to physical, emotional and psychological harm.

  • 17 Aug 2010

Young people in secure accommodation losing out on chances of rehabilitation

Some children and young people in secure care are being placed as far away as 200 miles from their families, damaging their chances of receiving coordinated support, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

  • 12 Aug 2010

The majority of social workers say they are receiving good training and line management support

Ofsted’s first national annual survey of social workers’ views, Safeguarding and looked after children, with responses from over 4,000 practitioners, is published today. The survey is issued alongside a report on the views of over 1,500 third sector organisations who provide services for children and young people across most local authorities in England.

These surveys provide a window on the views and experience of front line staff as they work to safeguard and protect children.

  • 28 Jul 2010

Improvements being made in the teaching of personal, social, health and economic education

Most schools are equipping children and young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills to live healthily, safely, productively and responsibly, a report published by Ofsted today has found.

  • 23 Jul 2010

Targeted support from local authorities and their partners helps vulnerable young people

Targeted support from local authorities and their partners is helping to meet the needs of vulnerable young people, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. However, the report finds that local authorities have made limited progress in involving voluntary, community and private groups in providing youth services, and that the focus on providing services for ‘at risk’ young people risked undermining the youth activities available to all young people.

  • 20 Jul 2010

Equipping people with the skills for work – Ofsted highlights the ingredients of work-based learning success

An Ofsted report published today showcases 12 outstanding work-based learning providers that excel at providing apprenticeships, NVQs and other vocational qualifications for young people and adults.

  • 14 Jul 2010

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