Forgotten Children: creating policy with heart

As a member of the Education Select Committee, it has been my privilege to be involved in our recent inquiry into alternative provision. Student exclusions are predominantly affecting children in poverty and with special needs. The Alternative Provision options are not sufficient and are creating a new generation of young people who are not in schooling or employment, and who are excluded not just from school but from society and their communities. 

I was asked to write an article on our report for the Every Child journal, which can be read here:

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