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Advice on sexual harassment and sexual violence between children in schools
This guidance covers children of all ages, from primary stages through to secondary and colleges. This guidance is to act as a steering hand for leaders in education, who are still expected to produce their own policies to minimise the risk of sexual harassment/violence occurring.

Targeted support for vulnerable children
DfE has announced plans for two new projects to support young people most at risk of serious violence or gang exploitation.

Family Hubs
The Government has set out plans to support thousands of vulnerable or low-income families in England by improving access to early education, health and care services through its Family Hubs programme Family Hubs programme , backed by £20 million of new funding, that will support councils to set up new Family Hubs in up to 10 new areas.

ESFA review
A review of EFSA has been announced (here) to ensure its ongoing effectiveness in managing £65 billion of education funding, its regulation of academies, FE and sixth form colleges and other services including National Careers Advice, Apprenticeships and T Levels. The review is set to run until early 2022.

School Admissions Code
Following public consultation and the Parliamentary process, a new school admissions code came into force on 1 September 2021.

On 13 September the government announced a new service to help businesses to create more apprenticeship opportunities with the aim of more people securing the jobs they want. The online service was rolled out from 13 September to make it easier for large employers that pay the Apprenticeship Levy to spend their levy funds.

For help or advice on any of the above topics please contact our Education Team.