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Policy interventions to support participation in post-compulsory education
5 May 2022
Join us for our first in-person event at our brand new home in sbarc|spark on 5th May.   The event will bring together and...
Publications 11 March 2022
Children’s social services and care rates in Wales: A survey of the sector
Wales has seen a rise in both the number and rate of children looked after. The rate is now higher than any time since the 1980...
Publications 3 March 2022
2021 in Review
This report provides a brief overview of the work we undertook in 2021, with embedded hyperlinks to our full reports. You can download the report below. &...
Commentary 3 February 2022
Should the age of participation in education or training be raised to 18 in Wales?
Dr Matt Dickson is Reader in Public Policy at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at the University of Bath. Sue Maguire is an Honorary...
Publications 10 January 2022
Education recovery: Responding to the Coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus-related school closures have resulted in significant disruption to children and young people’s learning in schools and colleges in Wales, as elsewhere. In the...
Publications 7 January 2022
Raising the age of participation in education to 18
In England, the compulsory age of participation in education or training was raised to 17 in 2013 and then 18 in 2015. In Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the...
Publications 16 December 2021
Supporting the Welsh Lifelong Learning system
To assist the Welsh Government in balancing the productivity-related objectives with the societal objectives of lifelong learning, the Wales Centre for Public Policy was asked...
Press Releases 16 December 2021
Lifelong learning is the key to unlocking Wales’ full potential
Study outlines policy recommendations for new Commission