Social Mobility Action Plan - Comment

Alison Michalska, President of ADCS, said:

“ADCS is entirely supportive of improving the social mobility of all children and young people. Children should be at the heart of any effective social mobility agenda and improving their outcomes at the core of all public policy if we are to tackle the challenges children and their families face today and create a country that works for all children. We welcome the publication of this action plan and its focus on education but improving social mobility is everybody’s business and without cross government support we are unlikely to see the sustained changes and improvements needed to improve the life chances of every child. Whilst £800m of funding to improve social mobility is welcome, sadly, the Treasury has decided not to invest in our children and this money will instead be redirected from elsewhere within the Department’s overall budget. It remains unclear where this money will come from and we would urge the government to share more information to help us better understand the implications for our schools and wider children’s services.”

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