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3 September 2020 — Press release
Guidance published to support delivery of revised framework, focused on improving outcomes for every child
25 August 2020 — News story
The Department for Education is updating its advice on face coverings in schools.
1 September 2020 — Guidance
Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term.
7 September 2020 — Collection
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Simple and fun activities to try with kids, from newborn to 5.
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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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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.Helpline opening hoursMonday to Friday from 8am to 6pmSaturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pmIf you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.
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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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