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Department for Education

The Department for Education (formerly known as the Department for Children, Schools and Families) is responsible for education and children's services.

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Education excellence = ''better citizens''
David Cameron suggests that parents of children who regularly truant could have their benefits cut

Special schools get no-notice inspections
Ofsted will now be able to make no-notice inspections at boarding and residential special schools

Salmond confirms single police force plan
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has launched a Programme for Government with a pledge to pursue economic growth and reformed public services to deliver better outcomes

Childcare costs ''pushing kids into poverty''
Families on low-incomes are turning down jobs or leaving work because they can't afford to pay for childcare, say charities

Medical student loses sensitive patient data
The loss 87 patients' sensitive personal data results in another breach of UK data laws, information watchdog confirms


Romany Gypsies and Irish travellers – nightmare neighbours or persecuted minority?
With Dale Farm in the news, Blair McPherson looks at the way travellers are perceived by society and likens it to how other minority groups are treated

The search for savings
PPP Journal asks Commercial Secretary Lord Sassoon about the operational savings plan, and what it means for the future of PFI in the UK

The NHS belongs to the people...
Welsh minister for health and social services Lesley Griffiths explains why ensuring the NHS is safe, high quality and sustainable, remains a key priority in Wales – despite cuts in funding imposed by the UK government