March 2016

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Disability, Disability employment gap, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government’s commitment to halve the "disability employment gap" – the difference in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled people. The inquiry will assesses the scale of the challenge and the likely effectiveness of the Government’s employment support and benefit policies in achieving this goal.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

In August 2012, the Ofsted survey ‘Progression post-16 for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities’ found that transition arrangements for these learners to post-16 education and into adulthood were not fully effective. Schools, local authorities and other agencies did not work together sufficiently well to ensure that learners were adequately prepared for transition between school and post-16 provision. 

Three years on, this survey sought to evaluate how well further education and skills provision meets the needs and interests of young people aged between 16 and 25 with high levels of need. It also assessed the extent to which the early implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 has enabled the sector to help these young people to succeed in education and prepare them for adult life.