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The challenge facing our creative industries - expert comment

As the Chancellor prepares to announce a package of support for workers whose jobs are at risk because of COVID19, Dr Heidi Ashton from the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies highlights the particular challenges for people in the creative sector.

How can we best support children with additional needs through the school closures? Expert comment.

Special needs and inclusive education expert Professor Geoff Lindsay of Warwick CEDAR comments on the news that vulnerable children, including those with Education, Health and Care Plans will continue to attend school despite the shutdown announced on Wednesday.

Thu 19 Mar 2020, 09:33 | Tags: Politics, Expert comment, Current Affairs, Education, coronavirus

Reducing Restrictive Intervention of Children and Young People - expert comment

"Restrictive practices are clearly not being used in 'last resort' circumstances, and are being used with very young children." A new report launched today in the House of Lords presents data on the inappropriate use of restrictive interventions on children and young people with disabilities. Professor Richard Hastings from CEDAR comments.

NAO finds Prison Service "failing" to manage prison estate effectively - expert comment

Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on today's National Audit Office (NAO) report, Improving the prison estate, which finds that although Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service is committed to providing a safe, secure and decent prison estate, its plans to achieve this are failing.

Video game-inspired stamps go on sale - expert comment

"It’s refreshing to see this new collection of stamps as another step toward more widespread recognition of the cultural value, quality and innovation of the work that’s being done by UK developers, and enjoyed by gamers around the world." - Dr Esther Wright.

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