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15 January 2021 — Press release
Wide-ranging, independent review to address poor outcomes for children in care as well as strengthening families to improve vulnerable children’s lives
8 January 2021 — Guidance
List of critical workers (key workers) and vulnerable children and young people who can access full-time education provision in the case of future restrictions on education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
6 January 2021 — Press release
Pupils to receive set number of hours of remote education each day and Ofsted to inspect where it has concerns
18 December 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 6pmIf 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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