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Children in need of help or protection

The Department for Education recognised since 2010 that child protection services are not good enough but its subsequent response has not yet resulted in better outcomes. Spending on children’s social work, including on child protection, varies widely across England and is not related to quality. Neither the DfE nor authorities understand why spending varies.

Published:
12 Oct 2016
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Confirmed impacts: Delivering better careers advice for young people

This impacts case study shows how our reporting of shortfalls in careers advice, echoed by the education sector, prompted the Department for Education to announce a new company to drive improvements.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Providing clarity over the arrangements for oversight and funding of alternative higher education providers

This impacts case study shows how government has improved controls over standards as a result of our report, which underlined the risks in rapidly expanding a new market.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Driving a customer service focus at the Education Funding Agency

This impacts case study shows how our work led to the Education Funding Agency’s launch of a single change programme to improve its customer service, use of data and business processes, and the skills of its people.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015