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11 May 2020 — Press release
Schools, colleges and nurseries to begin to prepare to open to more young people from 1 June at the earliest, with protective measures in place
28 April 2020 — News story
Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.
20 March 2020 — Press release
Further details on arrangements for exams which have been cancelled to fight spread of coronavirus
24 May 2020 — Collection
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.
Simple and fun activities to try with kids, from newborn to 5.
8 April 2020 — Open consultation
We’re seeking views on the proposed reforms for independent and semi-independent accommodation for children’s social care.
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The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.
DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 18 agencies and public bodies.
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0800 046 8687
If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, and children's social care, in England contact our helpline.Lines are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm at weekends.If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.
Contact Form: General enquiries
0370 000 2288
0161 600 1332
The national helpline is open between Monday and Friday, 9am to 5pm, although you may get a quicker answer by calling between 9am and 10am, or between 4pm and 5pm.We are unable to respond promptly to letters sent in the post at the moment. Please use one of our other contact routes.
020 7340 7264
If you are concerned about extremism in a school or organisation that works with children, or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, contact our helpline.Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).
020 7783 8300
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