Category «Every Child Matters»

White privilege and critical race theory in schools: what’s the problem?

Today on social media we shared the Education Committee’s report “The forgotten: how White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it.” The report shows how White British pupils eligible for free school meals persistently underperform compared with peers in other ethnic groups, from early years through to higher education. The statistics …

Response – Every Child Matters Green Paper

Introduction There is nothing new in the Green Paper’s emphasis on promoting joint action between existing statutory bodies. As Bob Holman has noted: In 1968, the Seebohm Committee recommended that, to promote better co-ordination, local authority welfare services be amalgamated into one social services department. Not long after, child abuse investigations were criticising the poor …