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We believe society should ensure all children and young people receive the support they need to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. We work towards this belief by articulating a vision for a society which does so, inspiring a desire to pursue it and enabling organisations to achieve it … Read More

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Partners in Progression: Engaging parents in university access

12th July 2018

Universities should work with parents to increase access to university, according to a new report published today by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department and LKMco. The recommendation comes in response to the finding that 95% of parents have concerns about their child going to university, including worries about debt,…

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What Does It Take For A Child To Get Help With Their Mental Health?

21st June 2018

Our new report published today lays bare the scale and severity of the UK’s Youth Mental health crisis, showing that children in desperate need are being refused help. One young person was told a suicide attempt was ‘not serious enough’ for them to access support and another to put their ‘chin…

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Building Trusts: How do you run a Multi-Academy Trust?

18th April 2018

The truth is that until now, there hasn’t really been much information out there for the hundreds of Chief Executives and thousands of trustees trying to run multi-academy trusts. But then perhaps that’s not surprising. MATs are, after all, a relatively new addition to the educational landscape. Over the last…

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Making the Case for Change: the Future of Research at LKMco

16th July 2018

The LKMco team came together on a hot July afternoon to talk about the future of research at LKMco. We discussed the importance of telling the stories of young people and those who work with them to make the case for change, including those marginalised groups who might otherwise be…

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Partners in Progression

13th July 2018

Universities should work with parents to increase access to university, according to a new report published today by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department and LKMco. The recommendation comes in response to the finding that 95% of parents have concerns about their child going to university, including worries about debt, living costs…

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Partners in Progression: Press highlights our new report

13th July 2018

Our new report with King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department will be launched at the Brilliant Club’s annual conference in Peterborough and calls on universities to work with parents to increase access to Higher Education. Writing for the BBC, Branwen Jeffreys said: “Debt and future job prospects are parents’ biggest worries…

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Partners in Progression: Engaging parents in university access

12th July 2018

Universities should work with parents to increase access to university, according to a new report published today by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department and LKMco. The recommendation comes in response to the finding that 95% of parents have concerns about their child going to university, including worries about debt,…

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Will the Homelessness Reduction Act solve youth homelessness?

29th June 2018

Not quite. The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) came into force in April 2018. For the most part, this is welcome news. Local authorities now have increased responsibility for supporting young homeless people who come to them seeking help. However, there is more to be done. Here is an overview of…

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Free Schools and Chip Shops: seven years on

23rd June 2018

Seven years ago Michael Gove prophesised the dawn of a new era in which parents around the country set up new schools in chip shops. Of course things didn’t exactly turn out that way. The proportion of schools set up by parents has now dropped to fewer than one in…

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