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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2002): Education - UK - Training

ACCOMMODATION OF STUDENTS UNDER EIGHTEEN BY FURTHER EDUCATION COLLGES: NATIONAL MINIMUM STANDARDS: INSPECTION REGULATIONS

Department of Health

London: TSO, 2002-05-13

Standards cover:

  • welfare policies, procedures and support to students;
  • organisation and management of the residences; staffing;
  • premises.

The standards will be used by the National Care Standards Commission for the welfare inspection of FE colleges accommodating under 18s.

REMBERING BLAIR'S MANTRA TO DEFEND SKILLS AND SCHOOLS

J. Kelly

Financial Times, Apr. 10th 2002, p.6

Summarises the arguments produced by Estelle Morris in support of continued increases in public spending on education. There is a need to:

  • build a new system of vocational training;
  • reform the teaching profession;
  • use education to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children.
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