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The right evidence for improving education

VCOSS Submission to Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the national education evidence base4 November 2016  |  

In this submission VCOSS advocates for the development of a centralised data repository and coordination of the national education evidence so data and evidence can be easily accessed by federal, state and territory governments, across sectors and communities. This will mean they can better understand what is driving educational disadvantage and take actions to address this. We encourage mapping existing datasets to enhance existing data collections, reduce duplication and clarify their purpose.

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Vulnerable children and communities benefit from holistic support from integrated services

7 March 2016  |  

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to provide children and families with holistic support from integrated services.

By under Advocacy, Budget, Children, Children and families, Community sector, Education, Rural and regional, State Budget, Uncategorized, Young People and Families
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VET Funding Review: getting it right for vulnerable learners

17 December 2015  |  

Vocational education and training (VET) provides people with the skills needed to gain and sustain meaningful employment. It also plays a key role in supporting disadvantaged learners and tackling a range of barriers to workforce participation, including long-term unemployment, early school leaving, low literacy or numeracy skills, and the need for workers to retrain or up-skill. However, funding changes, cuts, and inadequate quality control of VET providers have adversely affected the sector’s ability to support people facing disadvantage and those in regional and rural areas.

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VCOSS Submission to the Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families Safe Children

2 November 2015  |  

The Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children project is a chance to help strengthen vulnerable families and improve the wellbeing of children and young people, to reduce the numbers of children entering out-of-home-care and to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children and young people who are in care.

Published by under Children and families, Education, Education, Health and wellbeing
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Creating an inclusive education system for students with additional health and development needs

28 September 2015  |  

Access to and success in education is critical in eliminating disadvantage and giving every child the opportunity to reach their full potential.  All children and young people, including those with disabilities, have a right to quality education. Yet too many students with disabilities or with additional health and development needs are being denied the opportunities afforded by a quality education.

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Review of the Program for Students with Disabilities

28 September 2015  |  

VCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Program for Students with Disabilities. Access to and success in education is critical in eliminating disadvantage and giving every child the opportunity to reach their full potential. Yet significant barriers still exist for students with disabilities, including funding limitations, lack of specialist supports, inadequate knowledge and training in disability among teachers, lack of time for teachers to provide an individualised approach for students with disabilities, and discriminatory attitudes

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