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Review of children in need launched

DfE seeks to understand what works in practice to improve their outcomes

The Department for Education is reviewing support for children in need in order to support them and improve their outcomes.

The DfE is seeking to understand why their outcomes are so poor and what further support they might require. The department wants to develop the evidence to understand:

The department has released new data and analysis on children in need using a range of DfE data sources and linked up several datasets for the first time. The initial analysis offers insights about children in need including:

The data show that while children in need overall have poorer educational outcomes than other children, there is variation in the progress that children make across local areas. Despite children in need being less likely to achieve than their peers overall, some children are able to succeed despite the challenges they face.

As part of the review the DfE is launching a call for evidence of effective practice to improve educational outcomes. The department wants to understand:

The call for evidence will:

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16/3/18