Government publishes new report on tackling social disadvantage

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The Department for Education has released a new strategy entitled Unlocking talent, fulfilling potential: a plan for improving social mobility through education. This plan draws attention to the importance of increasing participation and representation from across all parts of our diverse society into education and training, in order to improve social mobility.

The plan highlights a number actions which employers can take to tackle social disadvantage and advance social mobility, such as:

  • supporting those out of work or in different sectors to retrain
  • engaging and working in partnership with local education providers to maximise careers encounters, work experience and provide opportunities for everyone in their workforce to progress
  • providing opportunity for those at most disadvantage in accessing the labour market, including young people with special educational needs (SEND) and young people in or leaving the care system. 

You can read the full report via the government website.  

You can learn more about engaging with and recruiting from across your diverse local community, including those who have faced the most disadvantage using our new suite of resources. Additionally, you can analyse the areas of your local community who are not represented in your workforce by using our new digital tool.

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